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.

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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 policymakers 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.

Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis
RIA Online Conversation Series

An online workshop series curated by the Academy’s Vice- President, Daniel Carey, MRIA, NUIG to address the vital questions raised by the Covid-19 pandemic and to provide analysis and explanation for a public audience. If you missed the first four workshops in the series you can watch them now.


About the series

Covid-19 represents one of the greatest collective challenges the world has faced in modern times. Every aspect of society has been affected by the pandemic, from health to the economy and our most basic human and social values and traditions. The need for shared knowledge and understanding has never been greater as we contend with the crisis and plan for the future.

The Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities, has convened an online workshop series curated by the Academy’s Vice- President, Daniel Carey, MRIA, NUIG to address these vital questions, providing analysis and explanation for a public audience. Members of the academy, early career researchers, activists and experts from across society will be invited to join us so that we can be as inclusive and creative as possible.

The online conversations will take place throughout 2020 and will cover a broad range of topical issues.

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