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Legislation and Mandates

Portuguese and Community legislation of interest to Open Science and open access mandates.


  • Law n.º 36/2011, of June 21st. This law establishes the adoption of open standards for information in digital support in Public Administration, promoting the technological freedom of citizens and organizations and the interoperability of the State's computer systems. Published in Diário da República, 1st series – n.º 216 – June 21, 2011. In

  • Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 91/2012 approving the National Digital Interoperability Regulation (RNID) which defines the technical specificities and digital formats to be adopted by the public administration. Published in Diário da República, 1st series – n.º 118 – November 8, 2012. In

  • Decree-Law n.º 115/2013, which makes the third amendment to Decree-Law n.º 74/2006, approves the legal regime of academic degrees and higher education diplomas and regulates, through the provisions of its Article 50 , the legal deposit of doctoral theses, works foreseen in paragraphs a) and b) of paragraph 2 of article 31 and master's dissertations in institutional repositories. Published in Diário da República, 1st series – n.º 151 – August 7, 2013.In

  • Ordinance No. 285/2015 of September 15th. Approves the Technical Regulation for the Deposit of Theses and Doctoral Works and Dissertations and Master's Works, the FCT Board of Directors has been entrusted with the approval, by dispatch, of the list of formats authorized for the deposit of aggregated records by_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_portal RCAAP. This list is guided by the requirement, contained in the Ordinance, that these formats be "open formats, widely recognized in the community, that ensure technical and semantic interoperability, and that guarantee the accessibility, readability and integrity of their content in the long term. Published in Diário da República, 1st series – n.º 180 – September 15, 2015. In

  • Dispatch nº14167/2015  de 01 de december effectively defines the set of technical requirements for the deposit in the RCAAP, namely with regard to file formats and job description. Published in Diário da República, 2nd series – n.º 235 – December 6, 2015. In

  • Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, “Promoting a fair, efficient and competitive European economy based on copyright in the Digital Single Market”. Brussels, 14.09.2016. COM (2016) 592 end. In


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