National Open Access Repositories

Two-year project funded under the National Open Research Forum 2022 Open Research Fund. Led by the University of Galway, this consortium of fourteen institutional and organisational partners aims to strengthen Ireland’s network of open access repositories To achieve this, the project will audit the current Irish OA repository landscape, pilot a standardised approach, and propose a national roadmap. The solution proposed will focus on resolving metadata and support issues at the source repository level rather than creating technical infrastructure. This work moves towards aligning the currently fragmented national OA repository policies and standards to facilitate interoperability, via standard operating procedures, guidelines, and services to start coordinating Irish OA repositories.


NORF Project Partners