Irish Research Staff Association Online Forum

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The International Consortium of Research Staff Associations (ICoRSA) are hosting the Irish Research Staff Association (IrishRSA) Online Forum and is  taking place on Thursdau, 6 May 2021 at 11:00.

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This is the 1st International IrishRSA Online Forum on Research Careers and Policy. The Forum will present the Irish and international research career frameworks as well as best practices from other countries.

The event intends to initiate the discussion on sustainable careers for researchers and a model of future directions and solution for the precarity of Irish research careers by bringing together a number of key experts and stakeholders in research careers, both on national and international level.

The target audience are researchers, decision-makers in the public service, higher education institutions, industry and other relevant stakeholders.

Irish Research Staff Association Online Forum

The Forum will be fully online due to the ongoing COVID restrictions. The online format offers an event with national and international speakers and panellists who will share  informative presentations and take part in Q&A sessions.



11.00am – 11.10am (IST)


Mike Jennings | Retired General Secretary of IFUT


PART 1: Research Career Frameworks & Precarity of Research Careers

11.10am – 12.00pm (IST)



Gordon Dalton | ICoRSA: Research Career Precarity – a global perspective

Janet Metcalfe | VitaeUK: Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers in UK

Jennifer Major | Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars: CAPS‘ influence on policy


12.00pm – 12.50pm (IST)


Speakers Part 1

Linda Doyle | Trinity College, University of Dublin

Frank Jones | Irish Federation of University Teachers

Dipti Pandya | University College Dublin


LUNCH BREAK: 12.50pm – 1.10pm (IST)


PART 2: Best Practices & Solutions for Irish Research Careers

1.10pm – 2.00pm (IST)



UNESCO: Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers

Apostolia Karamali | EC Directorate for Research and Innovation: European Framework for Research Careers

Nuno Cerca | ANICT: Researcher influence on research career policy in Portugal


2.00pm – 2.50pm (IST)


Speakers Part 1

Carole Chapin | Association Nationale des Docteurs (ANDès)

Gareth O’Neill | Principal Consultant on Open Science & Technopolis Group

Susan K. Fetics | Marie Curie Alumni Association


2.50pm – 3.00pm (IST)


Andrew P. Allen | IrishRSA provides information about postgraduate courses and study in Ireland. We list virtually every postgraduate course in Ireland in Ireland, so you can search for the course of your choice.

Steven Galvin

MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at DCU
PhD Research Position, Mapping the Exposure, Vulnerability and Risk of Extreme Climate Impacts in EU Coastal Cities


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