Seminar looks at getting the information you need; the role of Open Access in health and wellbeing

22 October 2013 - 9:00am

Open Access (OA) is the immediate, freely available, online access to research outputs. These outputs include peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers and datasets of various types. The restrictions to use, commonly imposed by publisher copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control do not apply.

This is the third in a series of Open Access seminars organised by the Regional Library Dr. Steevens Hospital, HSE. This seminar is part of the Annual Open Access Week, a global event that provides an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of Open Access.

The seminar aims to:

  • Raise awareness about open access policy and practice in health and wellbeing across Ireland
  • Present the tools available for measuring the impact of research on policy, practice and outcomes
  • Provide Irish health professionals interested in research to meet colleagues and discuss Open Access
  • Showcase three key Open Access initiatives in Ireland

People working in the health sector who would benefit from Open Access initiatives include: health professionals, public health doctors, managers, policy makers, researchers, and information workers from organisations such as the Health Service Executive; Department of Health; Voluntary health sector, Irish health agencies, academic health sector.

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