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Ireland’s national ambitions for open research have been outlined in the National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment (2019).
The National Framework consists of 28 objectives across five strategic areas:
- Open access to research publications;
- Enabling FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) research data;
- Infrastructures for access to and preservation of research;
- Skills and competencies;
- Incentives and rewards.
The National Open Research Forum (NORF) was established in 2017 to drive the Irish agenda for open research. NORF prepared Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment, launched by the Government of Ireland in July 2019. The role of NORF is to propose national actions to address the challenges of changing the Irish research system to strengthen, promote or better support open research practices as outlined in the National Framework.
Over 2021-22, NORF developed a broadly supported National Action Plan for Open Research including priority actions funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. The plan was published in November 2022 and will serve "as a roadmap for the implementation of open research across Ireland, outlining national goals and coordinated actions that will assist the research system as a whole to better support open research practices".
- 28 Sept 2022 | National Tripartite Event:
EOSC National Tripartite Event - Karel Luyben
At national level, Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment and National Action Plan for Open Research 2022-2030 both reference the European Open Science Cloud. The national action plan includes Action 5.5, Strengthen connections to international infrastructures supporting open research and research data, including the EOSC; and Action 5.2, Support national services for storing, managing, sharing and preserving research data, including the development of national services enabling EOSC. The plan also highlights its alignment with ERA Action 1: Enable Open Science, including through EOSC.
National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment
National Action Plan for Open Research 2022-2030
Open Science objectives, progress and challenges in the national context, including support structures, funder policies and examples of good practice are documented in NORF’s National Open Research Landscape Report (2021).
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