Outcomes and Impacts

Communications Resources for Research Projects

This is a planning resource for strategic communications to engage stakeholders, drive research impact and raise the profile of your research.

These resources are primarily designed with funded research projects in mind. Large research groups may wish to use a communications management platform such as Kudos Pro, which is based on a similar impact-focused model and is available on subscription.

 

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This process enables you to consider your project goals with respect to each key audience so that you REACH, ENGAGE and PROMOTE your research most effectively, and ultimately achieve your intended Research Impact.

Complete the Communications Planning for Research Questionnaire to in order to determine:

  1. PROJECT GOALS
  2. IMPORTANT AUDIENCES
  3. KEY MESSAGES
  4. IMPORTANT TIMINGS

These are the essential determinants of what communications you must develop and when, so that your plan contains:

  1. A mix of communications types, tools and channels that makes your content most discoverable and accessible, and offers feedback loops when needed
  2. Content and activities that will engage your target audiences
  3. Content and formats that can be used, shared and amplified by stakeholders
  4. Where needed, activities that accelerate uptake and understanding
  5. Optimum publishing and research promotion to drive academic impact 

For individual researchers looking to promote their research and raise their research profile, please visit our dedicated Promote Your Research website for guidance and resources.

To learn how to plan, capture, communicate and monitor your research impact, visit the UCD Research Impact Toolkit.

For specific guidance on scholarly publishing, including citation improvement strategies, visit Scholarly/Research Outputs and Activities here on the UCD Research and Innovation Services Portal.

 

Local Supports

Some colleges and some schools have local communications offices and/or outreach managers. Ask your school admin team, college, institute or centre about support for press releases, news stories for their websites and promotion through their social media channels.  

Communications OfficeContact Details

For general enquiries and queries about college and schools websites

arts.humanities@ucd.ie

UCD College of BusinessContact Details

General Enquiries 

 

 

For news story submissions for UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business     

Beth Gormley

Communications and PR Manager   

 

Newsroom                       

 

Communications OfficeContact Details

General Enquiries

 

For queries about college and schools websites

 

Katie O'Neill

Senior Marketing Manager 

Matthew Sheridan

Website Manager

College Communications OfficeContact Details

For general enquiries and queries about the college website

chas@ucd.ie                                   

 

UCD School of Agriculture and Food ScienceContact Details

For general enquiries and queries about the school website

 

Damien Dempsey

Communications Manager                

 

UCD School of Veterinary MedicineContact Details

For general enquiries and queries about the school website

 

Helen Graham

Communications Manager                

 

UCD School of MedicineContact Details

General Enquiries

For queries about the school website                                         

 

comms.medicine@ucd.ie

Jane Curtin

Marketing and Communications Manager

 

College Communications OfficeContact Details

General Enquiries

 

For queries about college website and social media                  

 

Dr Orla Donoghue

Science Outreach Manager        

Gary Dunne

Marketing Officer

 

UCD School of Computer ScienceContact Details

For queries about college website and social media       

 cs-socialmedia@ucd.ie         

College Communications OfficeContact Details

For general enquiries and submissions to the college website

 

Emma Donovan

Marketing and Communications Manager

 

UCD Sutherland School of LawContact Details

For general enquiries and submissions to the school website

 

Una Kelly 

Marketing and Events Manager

UCD Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical ResearchContact Details

For general enquiries and submissions to the institute website

 

Elaine Quinn

Institute Manager   

 

UCD Institute for DiscoveryContact Details

For general enquiries and submissions to the institute website

 

The institute can highlight members' research, launches and events on their website through Stories of Discovery and profile early stage academics through their Rising Stars series.

Tara Byrne

Institute Manager 

 

Pratrice Harrington                      

Discovery@ucd.ie

 

 

UCD Earth Institute Contact Details

For general enquiries and submissions to the institute website       

earth.institute@ucd.ie

 

UCD Energy InstituteContact Details

General Enquiries

For submissions to the institute website and social media.                                   

 

energy@ucd.ie

Mary Doorly

External Engagement Manager

 

UCD Institute for Food and HealthContact Details

For general enquiries and submissions to the institute website

Contact institute             

 

UCD Geary Institute for Public PolicyContact Details

For general enquiries and submissions to the institute website

To submit an article for Publicpolicy.ie

geary@ucd.ie                

Submissions

 

UCD Humanitites InstituteContact Details

For general enquiries and submissions to the institute website

humanities@ucd.ie        

Central Supports

Look out for seminars and workshops from the Analytics and Impact team in UCD Research and Innovation.

Communications OfficeContact Details

For communications enquiries related to research 

  

For communications enquiries related to innovation or NovaUCD

 

Caroline Byrne

Communications Manager

Miceál Whelan

Communications Manager

Consult the training resources and guides prepared by UCD Library Research Services, including software and tools, social media training and how to create a podcast, as well as information on dissemination through UCD's Open Access Research Repository and Irish Social Sciences Data Archive. All available at www.ucd.ie/library/researchers.

Find out about media relations and more from UCD's central communications office and see the university's brand guidelines for use of UCD branded materials in print and online.

Communications OfficeContact Details

General Enquiries

UCD Newsdesk

communications@ucd.ie

newsdesk@ucd.ie

Visit UCD IT Services' Web Publishing setup to create your own UCD wesbite for a research project, group or centre.

Be aware of UCD's brand guidelines for any branded online communications.