This is the web page for the Irish National RDA Node. The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is responsible for the support and promotion of RDA activities in Ireland. Please visit www.dri.ie to learn more about the Digital Repository of Ireland's support for Research Data Management, the FAIR Principles and Open Science in Ireland.
This web page connects researchers working with research data in Ireland, and enables them to interconnect with broader RDA activities through RDA Working Groups (WGs), Interest Groups (IGs) and Communities of Practice (CoPs). We are happy to engage with researchers, research communities and the private sector regarding getting involved in RDA, and testing and adopting RDA outputs and recommendations. We have a particular focus on cultural heritage, humanities and social science data.
Feel free to register by clicking on the 'Join' link on the right and share your own updates via posts to the mailing list or group calendar.
The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) and the National Library of Ireland (NLI) collaborated on the production of a suite of short educational videos on topics relating to digital cultural heritage, the research data lifecycle, Open Science, and the FAIR data principles of findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability.
The Meet the Experts series has invited national and international speakers to present topics related to research data management and stewardship, Open Science and data sharing, Research policy and advancements coming particularly from the Social Sciences and Humanities.
Implementing good research data management practices and Open Science guidelines requires effort at grass-roots, engaging researchers and research performing organisations but also at national level, policy makers working with funders and key organisations informing these policies.
To better understand the context and developments in Ireland, we have reached out to a series of organisations that have established themselves as drivers for the research data management, Open Science and Open Access movements. They have talked to us about the work at their own organisational levels, the challenges faced and how practical implementations were made possible. They shared lessons learned and have also helped us to gain a wider perspective on how the Irish contributions fit in the bigger picture at European and international levels.