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HRB Open Research

The HRB have launched a new open access publishing platform - HRB Open Research 

Our goal is to make it quicker and easier for grantees and their collaborators to disseminate their work, accelerating the translation of health research to improved patient care.

The new platform involves post-publication open peer review of articles alongside the sharing of data sources and is part of a broader global shift towards open science and more transparent publishing models.

Why should you use HRB Open Research to publish your research outputs?

  • Fast: Immediate publication means new findings can be shared without any delay.
  • Inclusive: Supports publication of a wide range of outputs – from standard research papers to data sets, from new insights and findings whether confirmatory or negative.
  • Easy: The costs of publishing are covered by the HRB.
  • Transparent: Peer reviews are published alongside the research, supporting recognition of reviewers as well as improving transparency.
  • Open: Authors, not editors, decide when to publish and what to publish.
  • Reproducible: The inclusion of supporting data facilitates reanalysis, replication and reuse and thus improves reproducibility of research.
  • Impact-focused: The use of research indicators that allow authors and users to gauge the interest, reach, access and use of their research outputs.
  • Compliant: Enabling you to automatically meet the requirements of the HRB’s Open Access Policy.

To learn more about the platform, please watch our webinar, recorded on 09 November 2017.

Read a blog post about this new initiative by Dr Mairead O'Driscoll.

Read our press release announcing the new publishing platform release.

Read the  San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA) which the HRB has signed in support a change in the way outputs of scientific research are measured.

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