ENGAGED: Co-Creating Ireland’s Public Engagement and Open Research Roadmap
This month, Ireland’s National Open Research Forum (NORF) announced funding for thirteen new consortia-based projects designed to advance the implementation of the National Action Plan for Open Research 2022-2030 and to build national capacity and infrastructure for open research. The projects are supported through NORF’s Open Research Fund 2023, provided by the Higher Education Authority.
Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University led ENGAGED: Co-Creating Ireland’s Public Engagement and Open Research Road Map was selected for funding.
This project, ENGAGED: Co-Creating Ireland’s Public Engagement and Open Research Roadmap, involves sectoral stakeholders from higher education institutions, funding agencies, relevant government departments, and community organisations to understand perceptions of, benefits, risks, and needs around public engagement and the open research reformation.
This project leads with a comprehensive international evidence review to establish a robust foundation on public engagement and open science in the Irish context, which currently does not exist. Through an extensive consultative process which includes five in-person and five online collective intelligence workshops, the project builds knowledge, capacity and the network for co-creating and implementing the evidence-informed Public Engagement and
By openly sharing study elements, this project harnesses the power of open research principles and facilitates evidence-informed decision-making, ultimately advancing quality approaches to public engagement and open research, resulting in excellent research and a fairer, more inclusive, and responsible research ecosystem.