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Open Access (OA): Funder policies

Ireland: National Principles for Open Access

The Irish Government's  National Principles for Open Access Policy Statement is based on the principles that the outputs from publicly-funded research should be publicly available to researchers and to potential users in education, business, charitable and public sectors, and to the general public.


What is an Open Access mandate?

... a policy adopted by a research funder, research institution,or government which requires researchers—usually university faculty or research staff and/or research grant recipients—to make their published, peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers open access either by:

  • self-archiving their final, peer-reviewed drafts in a freely accessible institutional repository or disciplinary repository ("Green OA")
  • publishing them in an open-access journal ("Gold OA")
  • or both.

Irish funding bodies

Most Irish funding bodies now have an Open Access Mandate or position statement.

These mandates support making publicly funded research freely accessible in an open access repository:                     


SFI - Science Foundation Ireland


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