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Dermot Moran: The Open-Access Pandora's Box

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dermot Moran holds the Professorship of Philosophy (Metaphysics and Logic) at University College Dublin since 1989. Professor Moran was awarded the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities in 2012. He is...

Policy and International Relations, Opinion Series

Stefan Decker: Open Access Requires a Change in Habit

Monday, 18 November 2013

Stefan Decker MRIA is a professor at the National University of Ireland and the director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in Galway. His current research interests include the Semantic Web, metadata,...

Policy and International Relations, Opinion Series

Eoin O Reilly: Future Challenges for Open Access Publishing

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Eoin O’Reilly MRIA is a Professor of Physics in University College Cork. In his list of over 250 publications includes seven book chapters, several major review papers, articles for Physics World, and papers on...

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Keith Jeffery: A Historian's Perspective on Open Access

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Keith Jeffery MRIA is a Professor of British History in Queens University Belfast. His research encompasses a wide range of topics in Irish, British, and British imperial history. A particular emphasis has been on...

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Jane Grimson: Joined-Up Open Access

Friday, 15 November 2013

Jane Grimson MRIA is a Professor of Computer Science in Trinity College Dublin. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Irish Academy of Engineering, Engineers Ireland, the Irish Computer Society, and...

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Cormac Ó Gráda: The Cost of Knowledge

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Cormac Ó Gráda MRIA is Professor of Economics in University College Dublin. His books range over a wide variety of subjects including: the Famine, Irish Jewry, economic panics and migration. Former editor of European...

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Sinéad Riordan: Open Access Series Opening Statement

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Sinéad Riordan is the Head of Policy and International Relations at the Royal Irish Academy. She oversees the Academy’s national and international contributions to higher education and research policy debate.

Policy and International Relations, Opinion Series