WG Legal Experts

EARTO WG Legal Experts is composed of 15 active experts. The WG is looking at the EU legal rules related to Research & Innovation and impacting RTOs. The experts define common positions and organise workshops with key institutional stakeholders to best prepare the legal aspects of related EU policies.


Key Topics for 2019


  • HEU data sharing rules
  • FP Data Management Plan
  • EU State-aid rules: implementation and preparing revision
  • Intellectual Property Rights, Standard Essential Patents & Standardisation
  • Simplifying EU Pre-Commercial Procurement
  • Repayable Advances

Cooperation with EU Institutions & Stakeholders

  • European Commission (DG R&I, DG CONNECT, DG GROW, DG COMP, DG JRC)
  • EP (ITRE)
  • Digital Europe, Business Europe, EUA,Science Europe

Latest Papers Published

12 / 11 / 2018

Joint Statement on the Revision of the PSI Directive

The co-signatories hereby voice their concerns on the revision of the PSI directive and call on the EU co-legislators to ensure a sound coherence between the different EU legislative texts on research data sharing.

03 / 09 / 2018

EARTO Position on EC Proposal for a revised PSI Directive

In the frame of the EC review of the EU Directive on the re-use of public sector information (PSI) extending the Directive’s scope to research data, EARTO would like to further contribute to the debate with this new position paper.

17 / 07 / 2018

EARTO Analysis of EC Proposal revising the EU PSI Directive

EARTO voices its concerns regarding the EC proposal to revise the directive on the re-use of public sector information (PSI), extending its scope to research data.

25 / 06 / 2018

EARTO Analysis of EC Regulation Proposal: Establishing HEU & its Rules for Participation

EARTO and its members welcome the EC proposal for Horizon Europe, which is in continuity with H2020 and builds on the successes of the previous FPs.