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Open Access and Open Data

Making research and data free to access and free to use

Many researchers around the world are now expected to comply with major funders’ open access/open data policies. Funding organizations such as the European Commission, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, the Wellcome Trust, and USAID all have their own variations of an open access and/or open data policy. Through these policies, researchers are expected to make their research outputs publicly accessible and re-usable with minimal restrictions within a set timeline.

Research institutes, colleges and universities, and private sector companies involved in research are all impacted by open access/open data policies.

At FireOak Strategies, we can help organizations develop and implement their own open access/open data strategies. That includes helping organizations write and adopt organization-specific policies, navigate tricky compliance issues, support change management initiatives, and develop or refine internal open access/open data operations. We work with organizations to understand your needs and deliver practical real-world solutions.

Open Access & Open Data Services:

Our open access/open data consulting engagements have included:

  • International policy development for open access
  • Strategic planning for open access/open data
  • Change management for researchers and institutions
  • Open access/open data program development
  • Open access/open data repository implementations and operations
  • Repository migrations
  • Metadata support and curation work for improved findability and discoverability of open access publications and open data

Get to know the FireOak consulting team

Our expertise spans all aspects of information management and information science — everything from information technology and cybersecurity to metadata management, information classification, open access/open data, and library science. Our strength is in our ability to diagnose and solve real business problems. We listen carefully and collaborate closely with our clients to recommend approaches, technologies, processes, and tools that are the right fit.

Recognized Expertise

FireOak Strategies has been named “Knowledge Management Company of the Year” for 2019 by CIOReview for knowledge management consulting companies/services.