National Principles for Open Access Policy Statement

Contact person 
Terry O'Brien
South-East Regional Authority (SERA)
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Policy measures concerning excellence, relevance and management of research in Universities
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
National Principles for Open Access Policy Statement
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
Consultancies and other private service providers (non-profit)
Higher education institutions (education function)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
Private institutions for education/lifelong learning
What is the aim/objective? 
Improve access to publically funded research This national policy statement represents the work of a national steering committee on Open Access Policy comprised of a committee of Irish Research organisations working in partnership at national level. Key goal of Open Access Policy is to promote, encourage that all publicly funded research is made publicly available to researchers, those in education, business, charitable institutions, business, public sector and the general public.
Give an overview of the instrument 
Open Access adds value to research, to the economy and to society. The outputs from publicly-funded research should be publicly available to researchers, but also to potential users in education, business, charitable and public sectors, and to the general public. Ths policy statement undertaken by a Committee of Irish research organisations is working in partnership to coordinate activities and to combine expertise at a national level to promote unrestricted, online access to outputs which result from research that is wholly or partially funded by the State.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Monday, October 1, 2012
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
Includes common and general principles of open access Outputs include an accepted definition of OA in keeping with international best practice; Co-ordination of activities to promote unrestricted online access to research outputs (publications, peer-review, research data, research artefacts etc.) of publicly funded research. Publicly funded researchers to have appropriate deposit rights and access to OA repositories, and free public access to research outputs. Improved scholarly communication model in digital age. Develop metrics with explicit funding acknowledgements and continued exploitation of OA and research outputs.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?