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National Open Research Forum

The National Open Research Forum (NORF) was established in 2017 to drive the Irish agenda for open research and deliver on Action 4.7 of Innovation 2020 to support national and European open access policies and principles.

The National Open Research Forum (NORF) was established in 2017 to drive the Irish agenda for open research and deliver on Action 4.7 of Innovation 2020 to support national and European open access policies and principles.

The Forum is co-chaired by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Health Research Board (HRB) with Secretariat from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI).

In July 2019, the NORF published “The National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment” to provide a coordinated framework for Irish research funders, institutions and the wider research ecosystem and is a clear statement of intention of the research community in Ireland to transition to an open research environment.

Developed in response to EU and international developments in the area of open research, this transition to greater transparency and openness has a key objective of enhancing and supporting research excellence, research integrity, and public trust in research. Within the EU’s Framework Programmes for Research & Innovation there are requirements that all research funded under the Framework Programmes comply with the principles of open research (open science).

Related 

10 July 2019: Launch by Minister Halligan of the National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment

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