Ireland's National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment launched - RDA Ireland and NLI among contributing and endorsing organisations
Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment was officially launched yesterday.
The National Framework is the culmination of the hard work and collaboration of all members of the National Open Research Forum (NORF) including the National Library of Ireland, the RDA Ireland coordinating organisation. NLI and RDA Ireland are both part of the initial group of organisations endorsing the plan.
The National Library of Ireland is the Irish Node and an organisational member of the RDA. Being part of a global organisation committed to open research enables us to share best practice nationally and internationally. We’re delighted to have contributed to the National Open Research Forum and happy to endorse the publication of the National Statement.
Sandra Collins, NLI Director and RDA Ireland Node coordinator
The Framework comes as a clear statement of intent from across the entire research community in Ireland and was developed as the first step in a process to create a National Action Plan for the transition to an open research environment in Ireland.
The principles of the National Framework support access to research funded by the Irish Government. They focus on the free flow of information across national and international research communities, contributing to research-enabled teaching and learning; citizen science; open innovation; and greater transparency, accountability, and public awareness of the results of publicly funded research. All key aspects of part of RDA's vision and mission. The work with the NORF has been a perfect fit for the national RDA node in Ireland.
Established in 2017, the National Open Research Forum brings together a diverse range of views and backgrounds from across the Irish research community, providing a space to think about and design how the Irish research system should work in the future.
For more information, visit the NORF website here http://norf-ireland.net/
View the joint press release issued by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Education and Skills here https://dbei.gov.ie/en/News-And-Events/Department-News/2019/July/20190710.html