The precarity of academic research careers in Ireland is a pressing issue that demands attention. This report’s recommendations serve as a roadmap for stakeholders, including policymakers, universities, and funding bodies, to collectively take action. By working together to enhance working conditions, promote diversity, and align policies with researcher needs, Ireland can pave the way for […]
Irish RSA has had a busy and successful year, advocating for researchers and the research profession, promoting and working to support sustainable, inclusive, and rewarding research careers, collaborating with a range of organisations, representing researchers in various initiatives, events, and organisations, and much more. Irish RSA Year in Review 2022
We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced researcher to assist in the research study conducted by IrishRSA on “Reducing the Precarity of Academic Research Careers in Ireland“ This will complement a larger study undertaken by the OECD: Reducing the Precarity of Academic Research Careers. The key purpose of this role will be the development of a country note […]
Join the Irish Research Staff Association at the VIRTUAL 2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM). Our guest speaker is Prof Cláudia S. Sarrico, who will present the OECD Report “Reducing the precarity of academic research careers”. More information and registration
After our successful Online Forum on Research Careers & Policy last year, we are delighted to announce our second Irish RSA Online Forum on Research Careers , which will include presentations from key speakers and panel discussions. The Forum will be organised as a virtual event via Zoom. We intend to facilitate a discussion on sustainable careers for researchers, with […]
House of Oireachtas The Joint Committee on Education, Higher & Further Education, Research, Innovation & Science met on 8 March to continue its examination on the future funding of higher education. Dr Andrew Allen, Chair of IrishRSA contributed to the roundtable discussion. Other represented organisations included Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) Union of Students in […]
IrishRSA promoted this event hosted by WIRI. Our Committee members participated in the discussion on challenges and impacts of temporary contracts on (female) academics. Gender equality and precarity of research careers are two topics of our focus! Visit the WIRI homepage for more information.
Dr Andrew Allen, Chair of IrishRSA, represented IrishRSA at the hybrid AGM organised by the International Consortium of Research Staff Association – ICoRSA to an international public. Dr Rosarii Griffin and Dr Gordon Dalton, both IrishRSA and ICoRSA Committee members, attended the AGM in Sarajevo.
Our Chair, Dr Andrew Allen, will be participating in a panel discussion hosted by Maynooth University Researchers Association (MURA) on March 22, 12pm. This panel discussion will focus on a critical introduction to the new Research Career Framework in Ireland, which was quietly published by the Irish University’s Association (IUA, an organisation of heads of […]
Members of the Irish Research Staff Association (IrishRSA) met on August 19th, 2020 with Minister Harris and his team at the Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science.