This is the website for the National Steering Committee on Open Access Policy in Ireland. We promote awareness of open access to research and data, we inform the development of national policy on open access and guide the development of an all-inclusive, national open access infrastructure.

Welcome to Open Access Ireland


  1. To inform the research community, and the public about open access;
  2. To ensure all researchers in the country are able to make their make their work openly accessible, through at least one open access repository;
  3. To support the evolution of a state-of-the-art and all-inclusive national open access infrastructure.

The Principles of the committee are outlined in the National Principles for Open Access Policy Statement which can be accessed below.

View the National Principles for Open Access Policy Statement.

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