NORF Coordination Groups


The National Open Research Forum operates a Steering Group and Funders Forum. The Steering Group advises on the development of a National Action Plan for the Irish research system aimed at transitioning to an open research environment. The Funder Forum comprise representatives from the main research funding agencies and provide a funder’s voice on the international and national policy perspectives. 

These groups are co-chaired by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Health Research Board (HRB) and coordinated by the National Open Research Coordinator, based at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI). Secretariat is provided by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS).