Developing the National Open Access Monitor, Ireland: Stakeholder Webinar

Friday September 22nd, 2pm

Project Overview: The National Open Access Monitor project is managed by IReL and is funded by NORF as a priority action under Ireland’s National Action Plan for Open Research 2022-2030. Following a public tender process, OpenAIRE has been awarded the contract to develop the National Open Access Monitor, based on public open data, to analyse and track progress towards 100% Open Access in Ireland.  

Webinar Purpose: This webinar introduces stakeholders to the National Open Access Monitor. “Stakeholders” encompass all individuals involved in, interested in, or benefiting from monitoring Open Access to Ireland’s research. Whether you play a part in Open Access monitoring, plan to, or will utilise the Monitor, you’re encouraged to attend, share insights, and help refine the platform. 


  • National Open Access Monitor, Ireland: 
    • Monitor’s Scope: As established by the February 2023 stakeholder survey (IReL) 
    • Description & Functionalities: A comprehensive overview of the Monitor and its capabilities (OpenAIRE) 
    • User Personas & Stakeholders: Understanding the primary users and beneficiaries (OpenAIRE) 
    • Open Science Data & Indicators Quality aspects (OpenAIRE) 
  • Introduction to Engagement and Training (IReL & OpenAIRE) 
  • Next steps & Discussion (IReL) 


Dr Catherine Ferris, Project Manager, National Open Access Monitor Project (IReL) 

Representatives from OpenAIRE (Natalia Manola, Ioanna Grypari, Leonidas Pispiringas, Harry Dimitropoulos) 

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Note: This webinar will be recorded and shared with the public afterward. 

For more information on the project, please see: 

Project mailing list: 

Stakeholder registration form: 

Project website: 

Press release: 

Contact: Dr Catherine Ferris