The 2021 Online Forum on Research Careers & Policy was the first international forum organised by IrishRSA. Irish and international speakers and panellists discussed the precarity of Irish research careers and presented best practices from other countries. The Online Forum was attended by over 100 participants who followed the discussions and actively participated via the chat function (chaired by Dr Tara Dirilgen and Dr Richard Carroll).

If you missed the Online Forum, or if you want to review the presentation again, click on the links below!



Mike Jennings | Former General Secretary of IFUT

PART 1: Research Career Frameworks & Precarity of Research Careers

PRESENTATIONS (chaired by Dr Rosarii Griffin)

Gordon Dalton | ICoRSA: Research Career Precarity – a global perspective

Janet Metcalfe | VitaeUK: Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers in UK

PANEL SESSION (chaired by Dr Darren Fayne)

Linda Doyle | Trinity College, University of Dublin

Frank Jones | Irish Federation of University Teachers

Dipti Pandya | University College Dublin

PART 2: Best Practices & Solutions for Irish Research Careers

PRESENTATIONS (chaired by Dr Andrew P. Allen)

Apostolia Karamali | EC Directorate for Research and Innovation: European Framework for Research Careers

John Crowley | UNESCO: Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers

Nuno Cerca | ANICT: Researcher influence on research career policy in Portugal

Watch the presentation here

PANEL SESSION (chaired by Dr Valesca Lima)

Carole Chapin | Association Nationale des Docteurs (ANDès)

Gareth O’Neill | Principal Consultant on Open Science

Susan K. Fetics | Marie Curie Alumni Association


Andrew P. Allen | Chair of IrishRSA