Ireland's 3rd Green OA Mandate
Science Foundation Ireland's Open Access mandate is now effective (from February 1st 2009). Science Foundation Ireland is Ireland's largest funding council. The policy is clearly outlined on the SFI website under 'Grant policies': http://www.sfi.ie/content/content.asp?section_id=471&language_id=1#oa
The policy covers peer-reviewed papers, conference papers, reports, monographs and datasets and generally follows the EURAB recomendations. The full text of the policy is available here: http://www.sfi.ie/uploads/documents/upload/SFI_OA_policy_2009_v3.pdf
This represents a significant development and now all Irish funding councils but one have open access policies: the Higher Education Authority (HEA), the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Health Research Board (HRB) - the latter has OA recommendation which are expected to become mandatory later this year). All of the others have Open Access mandates in line with the EURAB recommendations. Apparently discussions are underway in the only Irish research funding council without an OA policy, the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS).
Last updated: 08-Dec-2013