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Minister Simon Harris congratulates authors at Irish universities on choosing to publish their research open access

The Irish Research eLibrary (IReL) has published an analysis of the publication data from its 2022 open access agreements with publishers. This most recent data from agreements with 24 academic publishers shows that 3,121 articles were published open access with the support of IReL in 2022. This is an increase on the 2,813 articles that …

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New IReL OA agreements in 2024

IReL is in the final stages of negotiating new transformative agreements with the following publishers.   BMJ  ECS (now completed) Emerald IEEE (now completed) Microbiology Society (now completed) Oxford University Press (now completed) Royal Irish Academy (now completed) Royal Society (now completed) Sage (now completed) Taylor and Francis (now completed) We are busy finalising the terms …

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National Open Access Monitor RFO Training, 23 November 2023

Description: https://irel.ie/national-oa-monitor-openaire-training-rpos-rfos/ Click to view slides here: https://zenodo.org/doi/10.5281/zenodo.10202640 Dashboard Manager Application Form: https://app.onlinesurveys.jisc.ac.uk/s/maynoothuniversity/national-open-access-monitor-dashboard-manager-application-form

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OpenAIRE National Open Access Monitor, Draft Report

Published: OpenAIRE National Open Access Monitor, Draft Report: https://zenodo.org/doi/10.5281/zenodo.10136295 OpenAIRE have been contracted (as per the tender LI2555F here) to deliver a report which:• Provides an initial, baseline analysis of the state of open access in Ireland, both from an overall perspective and domain-level.• Investigates the accuracy and viability of the data on current Irish open access …

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National Open Access Monitor Survey: Organisational Identity: Responses Dataset

Published: https://zenodo.org/doi/10.5281/zenodo.10100895 This dataset contains the response data from the ‘National Open Access Monitor Survey: Organisational Identity which was carried out between 9th October and 9th November 2023 under the National Open Access Monitor Project: https://zenodo.org/doi/10.5281/zenodo.8420404 This survey was run to: compile a complete list of Irish research performing organisations (RPO) and research funding organisations (RFO) to be …

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IReL to lead Irish DataCite Consortium from 2024

31st October 2023 IReL is pleased to announce that it will take over the role of Irish DataCite Consortium Lead Organisation from University College Dublin from 1st January 2024. DataCite is a global initiative that helps ensure that research outputs are openly available and discoverable. This new service expands IReL’s role in building trustworthy national …

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Deadline Extended for National Open Access Monitor Survey: Organisational Identity (COB 7th November)

The deadline has been extended for the National Open Access Monitor Survey: Organisational Identity to COB 7th November 2023.  Survey link: https://maynoothuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/national-oa-monitor-survey-org-identity More information on the survey can be found here: https://irel.ie/national-oa-monitor-survey-org-identity/ Online drop-in support sessions: 01 November 2023, 2pm-3pm: Zoom link  02 November 2023, 8.30am-9.30am: Zoom link 06 November 2023, 1pm-2pm: Zoom link 07 November …

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National Open Access Monitor: OpenAIRE Training Sessions for RPOs & RFOs

OpenAIRE are providing two training sessions on the National Open Access Monitor in November, one for RPOs and one for RFOs. All are welcome to join. These sessions will both be recorded and shared publicly afterwards.   RPO Training Session Date & Time: 16th November, 11am Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuce6orjkqGdFfdMorQGEPcNLc3DCOFVH-#/registration Presenter: Leonidas Pispiringas (leonidas.pispiringas@openaire.eu)  Description: The Irish …

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OpenAIRE National Open Access Monitor: Inception Report

The OpenAIRE Inception Report for the National Open Access Monitor has just been published: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10005956     Building on the Developing the National Open Access Monitor, Ireland: Stakeholder Webinar held in September 2023, this document provides stakeholders with a clear description of the National Open Access Monitor that OpenAIRE will deliver as part of this project. …

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