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Transitioning to an Open Research Environment: Responding to NORF

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 1 – 2pm

Transitioning to an Open Research Environment: Responding to NORF

A lunchtime forum for Trinity researchers at all levels in the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities to engage with the NORF proposal during its consultation phase, which ends on 7 May, with a view to identifying shared concerns that should be incorporated in our institutional feedback. Speakers will include Prof Dan Geary (History and Humanities) and Prof Ronan Lyons (Director, TRiSS) and the discussion will be chaired by Prof Eve Patten (Director, TLRH).

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The National Open Research Framework (NORF) is proposing major changes that would affect all researchers at Trinity.  Most importantly, it recommends that all exchequer-funded research be open access by default (with limited embargo periods).  Though open access is a positive good, the NORF proposals raise concerns about academic freedom and of Irish researchers’ ability to publish in the top journals in their fields.  They pose particular issues for researchers in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 
 
More details about the NORF proposal and consultation process can be found at the links below:
http://bit.ly/NORFlandscape 
https://repository.dri.ie/catalog/0287dj04d 
https://norf.ie/index.php/2021/03/30/norf-landscape-report-consultation/
https://erc.europa.eu/news/erc-scientific-council-calls-open-access-plans-respect-researchers-needs
 

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Online webinar
Event Type: Lectures and Seminars, Library, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Faculty & Staff, Public
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