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UCD Research
An Introduction to UCD Research
Services
UCD Research
Taighde UCD
Objectives
• Introduction
• Context
• Approach to Research Services in UCD
• UCD Research Internal Funding Schemes
• Images of Research Competition
• Research Profiles
• Further Information
Introduction – UCD Research Services
• Provides central support to researchers at all
stages of the research project lifecycle
• Information provision (website, seminars,
workshops, contact points)
• Facilitate communication and research support
networks internally and externally
• Internal funding schemes – springboard
• Research infrastructure – research profiles,
intranet etc.
Context
140,000,000
120,000,000
100,000,000
80,000,000
60,000,000
40,000,000
20,000,000
0
Financial Year
Grants Awarded
Year-on-Year % Increase
2002/03
2003/04
2004/05
2005/06
2006/07
2007/08
2008/09
45,199,626
50,669,796
62,241,965
83,014,990
95,207,066
111,615,830
116,756,654
12%
23%
33%
15%
17%
5%
UCD – New Research Grants
Academic Year
No. of Awards Total Value
>€1m
€m
2005/06
2006/07
2007/08
2008/09
9
16
30
27
11.4
35.9
57.0
54.2
• Strategic and Major Initiatives (SRCs, CSET)
• Multidisciplinary teams
• Industry Partners
• International
Approach to Research Services in UCD
• UCD Research Services
– Pre Award (Opportunities & Proposals)
– Post Award (Research Contracts & Grant
Registration)
• Research Finance Office
Other central support units involved:
• Corporate and Legal Office
• NovaUCD
• UCD HR (Recruitment)
• Fees & Grants
The Research Project Life Cycle
Approach to Research Services in UCD
6.0 Research Project
Completion
5.0 Research Project
Management
4.0 Research Project
Mobilisation
1.0 Research
Opportunity
2.0 Research
Proposal
3.0 Research
Contract
1. Research Opportunity
• Identification of funding opportunities
• New Research Funding Call Calendar
• Weekly Research Information Bulletin
– National funding calls
– EU
– Trusts and Foundations
2. Research Proposal - General
• Specific Funding Agency & Programme
information and advice
• Programmatic support in development
of proposals
• Compliance reviews
• Institutional sign-off
• Submission procedures
• Financial support (RFO)
2. Research Proposal - Targeted
• Mentoring programmes
• Academic Peer-review (internal and
external)
3. Research Contract
• Setting up research accounts
• Any associated documentation required,
legal, IP
• Liaise with funding agencies
4. Research Project Mobilisation
• Recruitment of Research Staff – Project Team
• Advance payments from Funding Agency
• Transfer of Funds to External Partners
• Transfer of Grants to/from UCD
• Procurement of Goods and Services
• Scholarships (Research students)
• Material Transfer Agreements
5. Research Project Management
• Issue cost statements/invoices to funding
agency
• Receive and allocate funds
• Financial reports
• Interim reports to funding agencies
• Audit of research projects
• Project extensions
• Budget amendments
• Programmatic changes to research project
• Transfer of grants in/out of UCD
6. Research Project Completion
• Closing research accounts
• Final reports to funding agencies
UCD Research – Internal
Funding Schemes
Seed Funding Scheme
• to stimulate interdisciplinary research,
creativity in research and support for
dissemination and commercialisation
activities
• Amounts up to €15k
• Next Round will open first qtr 2011
UCD Research – Internal
Funding Schemes
Strategic & Major Initiatives Scheme
• To support feasibility studies for major
institutional bids
• Interdisciplinary proposals, including
collaborations with external institutions
• Awards up to €50,000
Images of Research Competition
• Researchers invited to submit compelling
images taken during the course of their
research
• Winning research images used to promote
the research taking place at UCD
*Currently open for applications
Researcher Profiles
• Provides an online service that enables
researchers to maintain their research
profiles
• Profiles can be published, in full, or in part,
on the School/Institute website
Further information
• Visit our website at
• Call in to us at
UCD
www.ucd.ie/research
UCD Research Building,
Questions

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