Our Research

At UCD, our research makes a difference. We deliver research and innovation at scale and in areas of national and global significance by prioritising excellence and impact, investing in our people and providing a culture and environment in which they are supported to deliver across the university's four strategic themes.


Watch the address from Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, marking the extraordinary contribution of UCD's research leaders in the global Covid-19 pandemic response.  

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Major Funded Programmes


  • UCD Research Office

UCD has a broad research collaboration footprint. This is evidenced by collaborating on research publications with researchers based in 153 countries and regions. Almost 60 per cent of UCD’s research publications have international co-authors, while 5.7 per cent of its publications have collaboration with industry.






  • UCD Research Partners

UCD is addressing society's most pressing challenges through its diverse range of research and innovation activities, particularly through interdisciplinary partnerships that foster new approaches to finding new solutions. Through the UCD Research Partners team, we will develop new and existing partnerships that enable excellent research and innovation and that can deliver breakthrough Impact.

Research Environment

April 2021

Mortality outcomes with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in COVID-19 from an international collaborative meta-analysis of randomized trials

Nature Communications


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April 2020

Temperate rainforests near the South Pole during peak Cretaceous warmth


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November 2019

Association Between Soft Drink Consumption and Mortality in 10 European Countries

JAMA Internal Medicine

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September 2020

Properties and Astrophysical Implications of the 150 M⊙ Binary Black Hole Merger GW190521

The Astrophysical Journal Letters

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