Iryna Kuchma

24 Feb 2020

Iryna Kuchma

Executive Board Role: 
Skills & Training WG Rapporteur
Organisation: 
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries)
Professional Title: 
Open Access Programme Manager

Iryna Kuchma is the Open Access Programme Manager for EIFL. Working in collaborations with libraries and library consortia in more than 60 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, she advocates for open access to research results, supports the development and implementation of open science policies and infrastructures, provides support and training. Iryna coordinates OpenAIRE’s Open Science training and Community of Practice for training coordinators and managers. She is also a member of Coalition Publi.ca International Committee, DSpace Community Advisory Team, Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures Project (COPIM) and The Open Access 2020 Initiative (OA2020) Advisory Boards and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Board of Directors. Iryna also serves as the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Associate Editor. And in 2013, she received the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development Annual Award, in recognition of her ‘efforts in the furtherance of open access to scholarly publications in the developing and emerging countries’.