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Open Access can help deliver a Healthy Ireland

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Open Access can help deliver a Healthy Ireland

This seminar is part of the Annual Open Access Week, a global event that provides an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of Open Access

Co-hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and the HSE Regional Library & Information Service

Date: Monday, 20 October 2014
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2

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Healthy Ireland is a new national framework for action to improve health and wellbeing in the Republic of Ireland over the coming generation. Based on the evidence, it outlines a new commitment to public health with a considerable emphasis on prevention. While also advocating for stronger health and social systems.

Open Access (OA) is the immediate, freely available, online access to research outputs. These outputs include peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers and datasets of various types. The restrictions on use, commonly imposed by publisher copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control, do not apply.



The seminar aims to:

  • Raise awareness about Open Access (OA) initiatives and Healthy Ireland
  • Explore how Open Access Initiatives can support the delivery of Healthy Ireland
  • Showcase key Open Access initiatives


Who should attend?

Health professionals interested in accessing and using research and information; particularly in public health and health and social care. This is an opportunity to discuss and learn more about Open Access and Healthy Ireland.



10.00 – 10.30 Registration

10.30 – 10.35 Welcome and introduction – Prof. Kevin Balanda, Institute of Public Health in Ireland

10.35 – 11.00 What is Healthy Ireland? – Dr. Miriam Owens, Department of Health

11.00 – 11.30 What is Open Access (OA)? – Niamh Brennan, Trinity College Dublin

11.30 – 12.00 Panel discussion: How OA can support a Healthy Ireland?

12.00 – 1.00 Exhibit of key Irish OA initiatives

A light lunch will be served    

1.00 Close


Please register your interest in attending this event by Friday, 10 October 2014 by emailing Louise Bradley ( at The Institute of Public Health in Ireland or call (1) 478 6307


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