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National Open Access Monitor

Tá leagan Gaeilge den mhír seo ar fáil anseo.

The National Open Access Monitor is a collaborative project by the National Open Research Forum (NORF)Irish Research eLibrary (IReL), and OpenAIRE. It aims to track Ireland’s progress toward making all publicly funded research publications inclusively and sustainably open access by 2030, as outlined in the National Action Plan for Open Research 2022-2030. The Monitor provides valuable insights into Ireland’s open science landscape and supports the shift toward a fully open access research ecosystem.


Open access to literature, as defined by the Budapest Open Access Initiative, is “...its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.”


Open access policies aim to provide researchers and the general public access to research publications and facilitate data re-use, enhance quality, reduce duplication, accelerate scientific progress, and combat fraud. Additionally, efforts are underway to standardise data management planning and promote the dissemination of research data following the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable).


The National Open Access Monitor is a collaborative project in Ireland that is crucial in advancing open research.


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