CONUL Research Group – Passport to Open Research Sprint


Research Group is leading an exciting new project to support Open Research in Ireland.

Open research, science or scholarship is the new normal, and quickly becoming embedded as standard practice across the global research landscape. In support of this, the French and Dutch research communities recently produced accessible guides to Open Research principles, practices and resources targeted at early career stage researchers.

Throughout 2024 CONUL Research Group is organising a series of sprints (online and in-person) to adapt these examples of best practice to develop a similar Irish Passport to Open Research, tailored to the specific needs of Ireland’s research community and context. A sprint is a set period during which specific tasks or work must be completed. Sprinters don’t have to attend all sessions or commit to contributions beyond the end of the sprint.

Once completed, the guide will be published open access under a CC BY SA license and will be a valuable resource for any organisation undertaking or supporting research and an essential primer for those taking their first steps into research.

This is an exciting opportunity, and we really need help and engagement across the research community, from all backgrounds and levels, including researchers, librarians, research support officers, funders, IT services and more.

To get involved in this initiative please use one of the links below to register for one of our online or in-person sprints.

We are in the process of setting up a project website which we will share shortly or please feel free to get in touch with any queries or feedback by replying to this email or by contacting