The Establishment of Institutional Repository Network in Azerbaijan (DIRNA) Project is an Erasmus+ project in partnership with eight Azerbaijani Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and three European HEIs for 2023-2026. The DIRNA project aims to build capacity to ensure the management of research outputs, focusing on eight leading Azerbaijani HEIs. DIRNA activities include reviewing the current status of research outputs management in the seven Azerbaijani partner universities, assessing the drivers and barriers influencing Azerbaijani staff and students with regards to sharing their research outputs, developing tailored training to increase capacity among AZHEIs, research support staff for designing, implementing, operating, populating, and sustaining OAIRs.
The proposed platform will include three main components that fill the gaps in the project:
Within the scope of the DIRNA Project, Izmir Institute of Technology hosted a study tour on November 15-17, 2023, with the participation of 16 people from 8 Azerbaijan Higher Education Institutions. The meeting aimed to share information about Open Science and Institutional Repository practices at the Izmir Institute of Technology and to support Azerbaijani Higher Education Institutions in developing their own applications.