National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment
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"The National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment has been developed as the first step in a process to create a National Action Plan for the transition to an open research environment in Ireland. The National Framework is aligned with developing European Commission policy in this area and is structured accordingly. Commission Recommendation (EU) 2018/790 of 25 April 2018 on access to and preservation of scientific information asks Member States to “set and implement clear policies (as detailed in national action plans)” covering open access to publications; management of research data; preservation and reuse of scientific information; infrastructures for open research; skills and competencies; and incentives and rewards2. The principles of the National Framework support access to research funded by the Irish Government. They support the free flow of information across national and international research communities, contributing to research-enabled teaching and learning; citizen science; open innovation; and greater transparency, accountability, and public awareness of the results of publicly funded research. The transition to an open research environment has a key objective of enhancing and supporting research excellence across all disciplines, research integrity, and public trust in research. As the National Framework encompasses all publicly funded research, it is necessarily broad and allows for the fact that some funders and research performing institutions may have specific requirements relating to open research which should also be observed. These principles build upon existing national and international open research policies, and, through a planning process to 2020, will move to alignment with developing European Commission policy3 and the principles of ‘Plan S’ where appropriate4...."