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All-Island Research Culture Conference 2024

Research Culture Conference 2024

Advancing Research Culture Conversations in Ireland

The All-Island Research Culture Conference programme is taking shape. Our conference theme is Advancing Research Culture Conversations in Ireland. We are planning sessions that address Research Assessment, Engaged Research, and Equality Diversity and Inclusion. Please see descriptions below. Speakers will be announced soon.

The All-Island Research Culture Network, supported by the Wellcome Institutional Funding for Research Culture will be launched at this conference. The network will initially be led by University College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast. Regular network meetings, alternating between in-person and hybrid will facilitate sharing best practice and current developments in areas that impact Research Culture (open research, research assessment, research integrity, RURM, EDI, recognition of team contributions, wellbeing).

We look forward to productive conversations about the culture of research across the island and hope you will join us on the day. 

Date: 16 May 2024

Place: South East Technological University ((opens in a new window)SETU


  • Engaged Research - this session will introduce engaged research and offer an interactive workshop facilitated by Design Thinking/Co-creation specialists.
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) - this session will explore and discuss best practices in embedding EDI principles across various levels within research communities in the UK and Ireland. Topics to be covered include incentivising and enabling EDI in research at funder and institutional levels; embedding EDI in pre- and post-award processes within universities, including recruitment, academic promotion, allocation of internal support, internal leadership appointments, managed bids processes, and research communications; measuring and monitoring EDI at all stages of the research lifecycle; embedding principles of EDI within the research process and appropriately showcasing these efforts.
  • Research Assessment - details to be announced shortly...


Registration will be available soon.

Research Culture Conference 2024 Planning Committee

  • Grace Mulcahy, UCD (chair)
  • Geraldine Canny, SETU
  • Eimear Fitzpatrick, SETU
  • Irene Kavanagh, UCC
  • David O’Connell, UCC
  • Elizabeth Twomey, MTU
  • Ruth Moran, ATU
  • Chris Browne, QUB
  • Colleen Thomas, UCD

Contact Us

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
E: research.culture@ucd.ie