Research Culture – Perspectives from Ireland and Abroad

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Research Culture Initiative @ University College Dublin host a one-day conference ‘Research Culture – Perspectives from Ireland and Abroad’ highlighting the importance of Research Culture in underpinning both research excellence and research integrity.

The conference takes place on Wed, 21 September 2022 from 09:00 – 17:00 at

The Royal Irish Academy

19 Dawson Street

D02 HH58 Dublin 2

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Research Culture – Perspectives from Ireland and Abroad Programme 

9.30 AM Welcome and Introduction

Session 1 – Setting the Scene Chairs – Gillian Boyle, Ivar McGrath

  • 09:45-10:00 Background to UCD’s Research Culture Initiative, Grace Mulcahy, Adrian Ottewill, University College Dublin
  • 10:00-10:30 Research Culture at Queens, Wendy McLoone, Queen’s University Belfast
  • 10:30-11:00 Perspectives on Research Culture across the European Research Area, James Morris, Science Europe


Session 2 – Researcher Career Development and Well-being Chairs – Adrian Ottewill, Colleen Thomas

  • 11:15-11:45 Careers in research: Supporting diverse roles and expertise, Sean Sapcariu, Luxembourg National Research Fund
  • 11:45-12:15 Unsung Heroes, Gemma Derrick, University of Bristol
  • 12:15-12:45 Research Culture and Mental Health, Brian Cahill, Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology


Session 3 – Roadmaps for Research Culture Chairs –Danny Crean, Sonya Deschenes

  • 13:30-14:00 UCD Research Culture Survey and Focus Group Outcomes, Colleen Thomas, University College Dublin
  • 14:00-14:30 Research Culture: Funder Perspective and Initiatives, Maura Hiney, Health Research Board
  • 14:30-15:00 Licensing potential: Early Career Researchers as Agents of Change, David Kent, University of York


  • 15:14-15:45 The Role of Libraries in Research Culture, Sandra Collins, University College Dublin
  • 15:45-16:15 Research Culture and Open Research, Maria Cruz, Dutch Research Council

16:15-17:00 Panel Discussion– Research Culture in RPOs in Ireland – Roadmap and Developments


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