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Licences must not restrict the use of AI to support equitable access to information

IReL endorses the ICOLC Statement on AI in Licensing IReL, the Irish Research e-Library, has endorsed the ICOLC Statement on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Licensing, along with a growing number of research libraries and licensing consortia worldwide.   The ICOLC statement has been developed in response to concerns that new license language defining rights and restrictions related …

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National OA Monitor Launch Marks a New Chapter in the Irish Open Science Landscape

https://oamonitor.ireland.openaire.eu/    The National Open Research Forum (NORF), the Irish Research eLibrary (IReL), and OpenAIRE proudly announce the launch of the National Open Access Monitor, a cornerstone in Ireland’s shift towards a fully open access research ecosystem. This launch marks a significant phase in a project that began months ago, following OpenAIRE’s selection through a …

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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 (now completed) ECS (now completed) Emerald (now completed) 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 …

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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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