The National Open Research Forum has published today the National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment. Following an open consultation process the framework has been 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 National Framework is aligned with developing European Commission policy in this area and is the result of a diverse group of contributors that includes the Digital Repository of Ireland. DRI has officially endorsed the Framework supporting its principles and commitment to its implementation.
The principles of the National Framework support access to research funded by the Irish Government. They support 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.
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.