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Report
Research Induction
June 2013
UL Strategic Plan: Goal 2
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Convergent Translational Research
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Emphasis on
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Convergence: Synergistic combination of different disciplines
Translational: Accelerating the application of basic research outputs to the
benefit of the economy and society
Quality outputs: e.g. cited publications
Impact: economic, societal, environmental
Interdisciplinarity, collaboration & partnership
Monitoring & Metrics – the 5 P’s
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Publications
Postgraduates
Practice Impact
Projects
Prestige
Research Lifecycle
Postgraduate
Students
Research
Staff
Research
Idea
Research
Project
Funding
Collaboration & Partnership
Dissemination & Outreach
Prestige
Publications
& Impact
Research Supports Available
Departments
Faculties /
ADRs
EU Project
Management
Institutes
Research
Support
Services
Research
Community
Research
Office
Technology
Transfer
Office
Graduate
School
Library
HR
Finance
Research Office Structure
Vice President
Research
Dr Mary Shire
Research Support
Services
Graduate School
Dr Huw Lewis
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Transferable Skills Training
for Post Grad Students
Post Grad Admissions
Training & Support to
Supervisors
Monitoring Post Grad
Metrics
Technology
Transfer Office
Dr Puneet Saidha
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Identification of Funding
Opportunities
Funding Proposal Support
Liaison with Sponsor Bodies
Monitoring & Reporting
Research Metrics
Seminars & Training
Paul Dillon
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IP Management
Liaison with Industry
Engagement with
Development Agencies
Research Contract Review
Research Funding
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Finding Funding
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Proposals
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Research Office weekly bulletin – subscribe to “Research Information”
Research Office website – Funding Opportunities section
Search tool – Research Professional
Proposal support and review from Research Support Services
Budget support from Finance Office
IP/Commercialisation support from Technology Transfer Office
Complete Research Proposal Authorisation Form for all proposals
Awards
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On receipt of notification, inform Research Support Services
Vice President Research is the legal institutional signatory for all research
contracts
Finance Office Cost Centre needs to be set up to allow expenditure on a project
Research Information System
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Web-based system for research profiles
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Single point of entry for research information
Create Researcher CVs
Generate Researcher Profiles for webpages
Upload full-text publications to UL Institutional Repository
Automatically imports ISI/Web of Knowledge & PubMed publications
Increases visibility of researchers’ expertise
Institutional Research Reporting Tool
Postgraduate Journey
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Finding Students
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Applications
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Advertise positions on Graduate School website
Market yourself – profile, website, PR, etc
Graduate School also markets UL as postgraduate location – will match
applicants where possible – but direct approaches to staff are more common
Graduate School administers applications (qualifications / funding verification)
 Enrolment & registration
 Student induction
Co-supervision
Progression
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Research postgraduate progression – annual process
Panel supervision
Disputes & appeals
Postgraduate Journey (cont.)
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Submission
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Graduate School administers thesis submission process
External examiner contact
Examination boards
Other considerations
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Academic regulations
Ethical approval
Article-based thesis
Structured PhDs
 Stage 1: Mixture of taught modules, transferrable skills, research
 Stage 2: Research
 Special case: Structured PhD for international students – 1st year is
focused on English language skills, while developing research concept
with supervisor
Knowledge Transfer
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National Framework
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National IP Protocol
Requirements tied to all publicly
funded research
Forms one of the key benchmarks
for evaluating research performance
Key Activities
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Engagement with industry
Invention Disclosures
Patents
Licences
Spin-outs
Commercialisation Supports
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IP & Patent
Protection
Patent
Searching
Mentoring
Market
Evaluations
Research
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Business
Intelligence
Negotiation
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Legals
Venture
Funding
Venture
Development
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Assist researchers to work
within National IP Protocol
Build researchers’ capability
and reputation for
transferring knowledge
Research Institutes
Key Contacts
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Graduate School
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Research Support Services
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Huw Lewis, Dean of Graduate School
Michael Frain, Postgraduate Funding Support
Anne O’Dwyer, Postgraduate Transferrable/Generic Skills Training
Sinead Cooney, Research Applications & Admissions
Marie Beaumont, Thesis Submissions
Puneet Saidha, Director
Sinead O’Doherty, Proposal Support (SFI, EI, HRB)
Sharone O’Loughlin, Proposal Support (EU, IRC)
Yvonne Kiely, General Enquiries
Technology Transfer Office
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Paul Dillon, Director
John Gleeson, Technology Transfer, Engineering
Conor Morris, Technology Transfer, ICT
Seamus Browne, Technology Transfer, Bio/Life Sciences
Regina Fitzgerald, General Enquiries
Thank You

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