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National Open Access Monitor Survey Outcome: Webinar Recording

A public webinar was hosted as part of the National Open Access Monitor Project on 3rd May, to provide an overview of the project and the first stakeholder survey “Defining Requirements”; to review the results of the survey in detail; and to advise on next steps for stakeholders. The recording and slides are now available: …

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National Open Access Monitor Survey “Defining Requirements” Update

Survey Outcome The results of the first stakeholder survey of the National Open Access Monitor Project “Defining Requirements” have been published: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7822366. The purpose of the survey was to capture stakeholder input on the tender requirements for the National Open Access Monitor. The survey was designed to: Arrive at a community-agreed definition for open access …

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Vacancy: Community Engagement Officer

IReL seeks to appoint a Community Engagement Officer to support the consortium’s members and ensure stakeholders within the Irish higher education and research sector are informed about and engaged with IReL’s work to support access to research outputs.  Closing Date for applications: Sunday, 30th of April 2023.

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Participate in the National Open Access Monitor project

Registration is now open for stakeholders to patriciate in the National Open Access Monitor project. We encourage anyone with a role in currently (or potentially) monitoring open access to research publications in Ireland, or who will enable monitoring of open access in Ireland, or who will use the resulting open access Monitor, to contribute to …

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The Company of Biologists and IReL renew Open Access

Following the success of our first three-year Read & Publish Open Access (OA) agreement with IReL, The Company of Biologists are delighted to announce that we have signed a renewal agreement from 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2025. Click here for more information

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PLOS and IReL Sign Three Year Open Access Publishing Agreement

PLOS, the non-profit open access publisher, and IReL, the Irish library consortium, today announced a new three year open access agreement, which allows researchers at eight participating institutions to publish open access articles in PLOS journals.    This agreement is IReL’s twentieth open access agreement and its first with a fully open access publisher.    …

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