During 2020, the need for an overarching national strategy in Australia for open research that aligns the many ongoing individual initiatives has become increasingly apparent. There are an increasing number of countries that have developed and are in the process of implementing such strategies. The Council of Australian University Librarians and the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group convened a number of webinars to explore further how an Australian national strategy might be developed.
This webinar featured three individuals who have been key in the development of national strategies for open research in their respective countries:
- Dr Pirjo-Leena Forsström (IT Centre for Science, Finland)
- Dr Patricia Clarke (HRB Open Research, Ireland)
- Professor Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman (University of Malaya)
The panel chair was Catherine Clark, Director of the Advancing Open Scholarship Program, Council of Australian University Librarians & University Librarian, Curtin University.