Training for Researchers

Training for Researchers

This page provides an overview of some relevant training courses for researchers, and the research community within UCD, to access. This page is for information purposes only - the UCD Learning and Development website provides a full listing of all available training for staff as well as online registration functionality. Please check the online events calendar for dates and booking details.


Effective Research Funding Searches

Customise your own search for research funding with Research Professional. This practical workshop is designed to give participants an overview of Research Professional – an online database of funding opportunities. We will demonstrate how you can search for research funding in your own niche area, and set up your own dedicated searches and email alerts. Access the Learning and Development portal via InfoHub to book your place on the next course.
Contact: Gillian Boyle, UCD Research


Research Impact Workshop

Have you ever nearly finalised a research grant proposal and find yourself leaving the impact section until last because you are unsure of how to even start it? If so, this workshop is for you! This 1.5 hour workshop is suitable for researchers and research support staff at all career stages who are keen to develop their understanding of impact. Access the Learning and Development portal via InfoHub to book your place on the next course.
Contact: Dr Ciara Leonard, UCD Research


Communications Training for Researchers

Researchers and academics in Ireland are increasingly being encouraged to communicate their work to the wider public for a range of reasons. However, many researchers feel ill-equipped to communicate with non-experts and potential interdisciplinary stakeholders and collaborators. C2C Academy which is a collaboration between UCD Research, Tyndall National Institute and Dr Niamh Shaw, uses theatre and improvisation tools to provide new communications training for professionals working in the academic and research fields. The training will help you communicate more effectively with multiple audiences, your partners and teams, and people outside your field of expertise.

Full details, including upcoming workshop dates, are available here.


RMS Profiles

RMS (Research Management System) Profiles enables researchers and academic staff to maintain an up-to-date Researcher Profile to showcase their research expertise on UCD websites. This session provides an overview of RMS Profiles, a demonstration on updating a profile, and a demonstration of publishing a profile.
Contact: Dr Dimitrios-Stavros Kapetanakis (dimitrios.kapetanakis@ucd.ie), UCD Research


RMS Grants

RMS (Research Management System) Grants enables researchers and academic staff to register research awards and other funded research activity.  This allows the holder of the award to track and monitor the finances associated with the activities over time.  The Grant Registration team is happy to provide one-to-one guidance and demonstrations to UCD researchers on request.
Contact: Dr Liina Rae (liina.rae@ucd.ie), UCD Research


Commercialisation

UCD provides a range of support programmes at NovaUCD to assist UCD researchers in the commercialisation of the intellectual property emerging from their world-class research activities. These programmes include:

  • 1-day Innovation Sprint programmes (held 4-5 times per year)
  • 5-week Commercialisation Bootcamp (held twice a year)
  • 3-month VentureLaunch Accelerator programme (held once a year)

Find out more about them here.


Orientation

New Staff Orientation

The purpose of this half day programme is to welcome all new staff, to provide essential information to help them settle into their new role and to provide an opportunity to meet with their fellow new colleagues.
Contact:  staffdevelopment@ucd.ie

Postdoc Orientation Event

This course will provide new post-doctoral research staff with practical information about existing supports in UCD that are there to help them carry out their research and plan their career development.
Contact: Eamonn McHugh (eamonn.mchugh@ucd.ie), People Development & Organisation Effectiveness, UCD Human Resources

Meet the Vice-President for Research, Innovation & Impact

Twice a year, the Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact meets new members of staff and delivers an overview of Research and Innovation in the university. This is an ideal opportunity to meet the VP, her management team and other staff members of UCD Research and Innovation.
Contact: Claire Redmond (c.redmond@ucd.ie), UCD Research


Other Useful Resources

UCD Library also offers a range of training and support for researchers at UCD.



The UCD Learning and Development website provides a full listing of all available training for staff. Please check the online events calendar for dates and booking details.