Public Consultation: Draft National Statement on the Transition to an Open Research Environment

Today, Monday November 5th, is the launch date of the public consultation on the draft National Statement on Transitioning to an Open Research Environment. The public consultation will be open for three weeks, from today until Monday, November 26th. Members of the public and interested parties are invited to review the draft National Statement, linked below, and to send their responses to: open.science@dbei.gov.ie

The National Open Research Forum

The National Open Research Forum (NORF) has been established to deliver an Irish agenda for open research. This Forum is co-chaired by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Health Research Board (HRB) with secretariat from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI). It has encompassed and broadened the membership of a previous National Open Access committee combining the expertise of representatives from policy, research funding, research performing, library sector and other key stakeholders in the research system across Ireland. Individual Working groups are addressing key areas of open access publications, open research data, infrastructure, and human resources that are needed to deliver for Ireland.