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International best practices in Open Access Adam McCune (IPH)

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International best practices in Open Access
Adam McCune (IPH) & Denis Parfenov (OKI)

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International best practices in Open Access Adam McCune (IPH)

  1. 1. The benefits of open access in public health ▷ The two national public health frameworks - Healthy Ireland and Making Life better place emphasis on the importance of evidence-informed decision making and collaboration with all sections of the community ▷ Strengthens the evidence base for future research and innovation ▷ Facilitates engagement in improving health and wellbeing across the island ▷ Empowers people to make informed decisions about their health ▷ Increased access to information may lead to more appropriate usage of health services ▷ Respects equality 1
  2. 2. Our work in Open Access and Open Data 2
  3. 3. 3 How The Health Well facilitates access to information      Less structured pathway Structured pathway
  4. 4. Open Access Initiative (OAI) compliant resource repository focusing on dissemination of public health resources of interest on the island of Ireland repository.thehealthwell.info 5
  5. 5. What technical standards underpin these projects? ▷ Dublin Core for metadata ▷ Open Access Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) for interoperability ▷ Standard web technologies from the W3C (HTML, XML etc) 6
  6. 6. Thank you Any questions? Email : adam.mccune@publichealth.ie Web: www.publichealth.ie www.twitter.com/publichealthie 7

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