6 February 2024


€76,551 - €91,762

Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the position of National Open Research Coordinator as part of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) team based at the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). This is a twelve-month post to drive the open research agenda in Ireland and to support the implementation of the National Action Plan for Open Research 2022–2030, prepared by the National Open Research Forum (NORF).

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Drive and oversee the implementation of Ireland’s National Action Plan for Open Research 2022–2030, including regular reporting on progress to DFHERIS, HEA and other stakeholders.

  • Prepare for a 2025 review of Ireland’s National Action Plan for Open Research 2022–2030

  • Ensure responsible management and oversight of the NORF Open Research Fund, including management of grant funding award processes in collaboration with the NORF Grants Oversight Committee, DRI Director and NORF Project Manager

  • Work with the NORF project manager to track delivery of project aims and National Action Plan objectives and priorities 

  • Represent NORF and present on Open Research developments in Ireland nationally and internationally

  • Liaise as appropriate with relevant stakeholders including the HEA and relevant Government Departments, NORF groups, IReL, HEAnet, Research funding agencies, infrastructures and relevant European networks

  • Act as line manager for NORF staff based at the DRI 

  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate for the position


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