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Open Access Ireland is managed by the National Steering Committee on Open Access Policy in Ireland.

The Steering Committee is a collection of like-minded organisations who came together in 2012 to advocate for open access publication in Ireland.  The Committee issued recommendations for a position statement later that year, which was subsequently adopted by the Irish Government in October 2012.

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.

The National Principles for Open Access Policy Statement has been endorsed by the Library Association of Ireland.

The Committee and its member organisations advocate for the Green route to open access publication and recognise that the output of publicly funded research in Ireland be made freely and openly available.  Member organisations commit to advocating for the implementation of the OA statement locally within their institutions.

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