Unlocking Knowledge Transfer: Open Research and Intellectual Property Protection

Date: 10th May

Time: 11:00 - 11:45

Open research, also known as Open Science, is an umbrella term for a global movement to ensure that research publications, and the data behind the findings of the research process, are made freely and openly available to the public instead of being locked behind paywalls. Irish research organisations have a dual role in making scientific knowledge openly available and accessible, whilst also contributing to innovation through the management of intellectual property from research.

This webinar will provide insights into the Irish initiatives to implement Open Research across the Higher Education sector and explore any perceived tensions between Open Research and protecting Intellectual Property.


  • Dr Daniel Bangert - National Open Research Coordinator, Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy
  • Patricia Clarke – Programme Manager – Policy and EU Funding, Health Research Board (HRB)
  • Ian Gallivan - Commercialisation Executive, NUI Galway