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Open Access Research Publishing: Open Access Research Awards

This is a guide to open access pubilshing in the heatlh services.

About the Open Access Awards

About the HSE Open Access Award  

The HSE Open Access publishing award was established in 2014 to encourage and reward open access publishing in the Irish health sector. Submissions are invited across a range of disciplines in health and social care.

Criteria for Award:

Open Access availability of the published research  Addressing a health question/problem of national or local significance • Improving collective understanding of a health question/problem • Measurable impact of the published research.  

The Award Winners receive a newly-commissioned glass piece in recognition of a valuable research contribution to Irish healthcare. 

Open Access awards 2019

The sixth annual HSE Open Access Research Awards are now open for entry.

The awards celebrate practitioners and researchers working across health and social care disciplines in Ireland who are publishing and making their research available in open access format.

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges with research experience and an overall winner will also be selected as representing the best of all submissions received. Winners receive a custom piece of glassware celebrating their achievement.

Criteria for entry:

Entries can draw on expertise from the medical, nursing or social care disciplines and include administration or management but must fulfil the following criteria; 

  • The research article should have been published in the previous 24 months
  • It should be available in full text in Open Access (and added to the Lenus repository, pre or post entry) 

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