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Best Practice in Post-Award Research Support



Research activity at UCD has grown significantly over the last 10 years, as has the complexity of our research projects. Support for post-award needs to adapt to this broadened scale and complexity.

The current lack of research support resources in Schools and Colleges means researchers must complete routine tasks post award. This results in a capacity challenge for Principal Investigators (PI).  The capacity to deliver the research activity is impacted by time spent on administrative projects. Furthermore, researchers must navigate complex silos due to the lack of streamlined and coherent supports that are clearly defined.

Project Objective

We are kicking off a project to scope how we best provide support post award, we have assigned a Project Manager to this project. Discussions have also taken place with Finance on costing.

Project Benefits

Project Team

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Triona McCormack

Business Manager
Director, UCD Research

Research Administration - Office of the VPRII

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Andrea Forde

Service Lead for Researching

Project Timeline

The timeline of the project as of November 2023. Recruitment of project manager to commence shortly.

  • May 2022

    Initial Conversations held with Service Leads.

  • August 2022

    Project approved to progress to first phase at UMT Service Group on the 26th of August.

  • November 2022

    Project funding approved by UMT Service Group on the 4th of November.

  • December 2022

    Project Manager Recruitment.

  • May 2023

    Full project proposal to come to UMT Service Group for further review.