Iryna Kuchma is the EIFL Open Access Programme Manager. Working in collaboration with libraries and library consortia in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, she advocates for open access to research results, facilitates the development and implementation of open science policies and infrastructures, and provides support and training. Iryna coordinates the OpenAIRE Community of Practice for Training Coordinators and is chairperson of the OpenAIRE Training and Support Standing Committee. She sits on the boards of directors of the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). She serves on the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee and on the advisory boards of the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures Project (COPIM); the Open Access 2020 Initiative (OA2020), and Open Access Week.
Iryna is a member of the Coalition Publi.ca International Committee, and of the DSpace Community Advisory Team. She is also an Associate Editor for the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). In 2013, Iryna received the Electronic Publishing Trust (EPT) for Development Annual Award, in recognition of her ‘efforts in the furtherance of open access to scholarly publications in the developing and emerging countries’.
Event: Building Consistency for Open Science in Europe: Rhetoric and Practice
Title: What kind of policies and strategies? Aligning institutional, national and European open science priorities.
Abstract: Abstract: How to design open science policies and strategies that address local needs and are at the same time aligned with broader regional and European priorities? Building on the open science policy work in Eastern European countries, this talk will focus on finding the right balance between institutional, national and regional priorities and identifying working solutions for open science policy development and implementation.