Irish researchers are advised or mandated by the main research funding bodies to make their work freely available by depositing publications in an open access repository. Major Irish healthcare related repositories include the HSE's Lenus and RCSI's e-publications.
The National Steering Committee on Open Access Policy promotes awareness of open access to research and data in Ireland and has launched a new website with news and resources about OA.
The Committee aims to
- inform the research community and the public about open access
- ensure all researchers in the country are able to make their make their work openly accessible, through at least one open access repository;
- support the evolution of a state-of-the-art and all-inclusive national open access infrastructure.