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Cartoon showing rules of open science - that science should be free, transparent & accessible
21 Apr 2022
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, gives an overview of some of her work, and shows how it supports the UNESCO Recommendations on Open Science. The UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science (2021) provides an international framework for Open Science policies. EIFL is a member of the (...)
08 Mar 2022
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
l am just a few kilometres away from Kyiv with my family and every day I hear another story about how libraries are supporting their communities. I hugely admire them. In times like these everyone is doing much more than they can. The Ukrainian Library Association reports that  libraries are (...)
Image representing open science - a glass beaker superimposed on a green (for climate) O.
08 Nov 2021
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, introduces and discusses a new project that will promote open access to climate and biodiversity research. As the United Nations Climate Change Conference, officially known as the 26th Conference of Parties, or COP26, continues in Glasgow, Scotland (...)
Image courtesy of Auke Herrema.
22 Jun 2021
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, highlights Research Data Management training programmes offered by our partner institutions in Estonia, Ethiopia, Lithuania and Serbia. Sharing research data is a part of good research practice. It helps to cut down on academic fraud, validates the (...)
cartoon graphic of academics citing themselves into a hole. Image provided by - Patrick Hochstenbach
29 Apr 2021
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
How can you make sure your open science policies and strategies take account of local needs, and at the same time, accommodate broader regional priorities? There is no one answer, says Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager.  How to design open science policies that address local needs, (...)
Cartoon showing open science training bootcamp.
17 Feb 2021
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, looks forward to a challenging and busy year for open science training. Moving open access and open science training events online was a challenge and an opportunity in 2020. Training in a virtual environment diminishes the variety of interactions (...)
08 Dec 2020
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) has helped raise funds for six open access and open science infrastructures, generating 2,781,525 Euros in just three years. Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, who is on the SCOSS Board, updates us on SCOSS’ (...)