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1 Irish Health Research Kate Kelly, February 11 th, 2011

2 RCSI 3,000+ students from over 50 countries Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Leadership & Management, and Post-graduate Studies Ireland’s largest medical school National regulatory body for all surgeons Research Institute – research strengths indentified in HEA/Forfas bibliometric study (2009) International campuses in Bahrain, Dubai and Malaysia Not-for-profit – registered charity

3 Contexts 1.RCSI institutional repository – 2.National strategy & policy –Open access & funder mandates –National research repository (RIAN) –Impact and output measurements HEA/Forfas bibliometric study National Citation Index 3.International

4 Open-access repository – full text, freely available on the internet Pilot 2008 –Published research – est. 150 items p.a. Disseminate RCSI and related research work to a wider audience Central archive and record both for the College and for individual researchers Help RCSI researchers fulfill funder open access mandates.

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6 Department View

7 Challenges Content, content, content –Buy-in –Publisher constraints –Researcher work practices –Backfilling –Publicising –Competition - e.g. UKPMC, LENUS, BioMed Central –Research database – relationship with –Resources –Workflow hubs.rcsi.ie/

8 Funder Mandates: HRB Member of UKPMC “Requires electronic copies of any research papers that have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal after 1st January 2010, which are supported in whole or in part by HRB funding, to be made available through UKPMC as soon as possible following the date of final publication.” “Encourages authors to archive research papers accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal before the 1st January 2010, which are supported in whole or in part by HRB funding, to be made available through UKPMC as soon as possible following the date of final publication.” The HRB will not provide additional funds to cover these costs, although this is currently under review

9 Funder Mandates: SFI “All researchers are required to lodge their publications resulting in whole or in part from SFI-funded research in an open access repository as soon as possible after publication” “Institutional and disciplinary repositories should be used in preference to an author’s own website. In the Life Sciences, PubMed Central and/or a future European PubMed Central should be used.” (February 2009) Dec policy confirms the freedom of researchers to publish first wherever they feel is the most appropriate. Costs of publishing or depositing in an Open Access repository are allowable

10 Funder Mandates: HEA & IRCSET HEA: “All researchers must lodge their publications resulting in whole or in part from HEA-funded research in an open access repository as soon as is practical after publication, and to be made openly accessible within 6 calendar months at the latest, subject to copyright agreement.” (June 2008) IRCSET: “All researchers must lodge their publications resulting in whole or in part from IRCSET-funded research in an open access repository as soon as is practical, but within six calendar months at the latest.” (May 2008) Both: “The repository should ideally be a local institutional repository to which the appropriate rights must be granted to replicate to other repositories.”

11 Primary source for Irish Open Access research publications Compare with OpenDOAR International searchable directory of OA repositories including 12 on island of Ireland Health sciences?

12 Open Access Source RCSI Affiliation Free Full Text PubMed PubMed Central381 UK PubMed Central BioMed Central93 Web of Science4715 OpenDoar121 Google Scholar9700

13 Measuring Impact/Output Forfas/HEA bibliometric study – 10 areas, 5 health –Clinical sciences –Health & medically related –Biological Sciences –Physical Sciences –Engineering National Citation Index –hard data on research activities and outputs required for decision- making purposes

14 Health Research in Ireland Picture unclear Complex – define “health” “national” Scattered Divided Un-coordinated Conversation needed? Collaboration


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