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Work Package 3

MONPLAS commits to applying FAIR Principles to all research outputs (primary data, image databanks, software routines, research publication, policy briefs) and providing full free access to end-users in academia and industry in the interest of re-use and Open Innovation, but in full synergy with standard IPR Practices for commercialisation of research34. MONPLAS ESRs will work within the OpenScience framework set out in coordination with our partner FOSTER and Horizon 2020 Open Research data pilot.


The Exploitation Management Committee (EMC), chaired by the WP3 leader, with a deputy to be appointed from amongst its members, will consist of representatives from FOSTER, Aston Business School (experts in IPR) and all commercial participants (end-users and instrument commercialisers) bringing policy and standards prowess. All participants have well-experienced personnel dedicated to IP management and their legal teams will assist with the securing of patents and issue of licenses. The EMC will scrutinise all communication of IP to third parties, particularly publications from ESRs prior to submission to conferences and journals, in order to ensure OpenScience and correct protection of IP for exploitable outcomes. Embedding IP management and its exploitation ’into the DNA’ of the ESRs is important for their development as future leaders.

Outreach activitues will target three groups:


1) The general public

(i) publication, through the support of beneficiary press offices, of a press-release to the main national news-media (newspapers, magazines, radios and TV), and of updates to beneficiaries social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), and participation at specific public events. The latter include

(ii) publicising the project at a potential 2021 Researcher Night, and

(iii) publishing a project website including a scientific blog to inform the fellow’s peers as well as general public about their research life. 

2) Young people and students

(i) participating in the AIPT school outreach network every year,

(ii) delivering a session at a Residential Activity which introduces pupils to university life,

(iii) introduction of the project to prospective students and to cutting-edge science and inspire them to get involved at Open Days.

3) The local scientific community


(i) writing articles in popular magazines like Physics World,

(ii) contributing annually to MSCA Info Days organized by the regional network of European Projects officers, to share the experience with experienced researchers interested in building such projects.