THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

Read more about the RIA

COVID-19 Research Response

Academy Members and Committees are contributing to the national and global response to COVID-19. They are tackling the medical, public health, societal and economic challenges through their research, evidence reviews and analysis; they are informing the public and the policy makers by providing reliable information and expert advice; they are championing the research community by documenting the impact of COVID-19 on research processes and advocating for the support of researchers; and they are mobilising practical solutions to the most urgent needs such as testing kits, monitoring technologies, medical equipment and supply chain infrastructures.