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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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Policy Oversight Group

The Academy’s Policy Oversight Group (POG) is tasked with advising upon the initiation and implementation of all the Academy’s policy activities. It works alongside the Academic Board in identifying strategic issues to be pursued, and monitors the impact of these initiatives. It is also responsible for overseeing a standardised quality assurance process for all the Academy’s policy outputs.

The remit of the Policy Oversight Group is to:

  • To provide a coordinated development framework for the Academy’s policy activities
  • To advise on the initiation and implementation of Academy policy activities
  • To work with the Academic Board to identify strategic issues to be pursued
  • To oversee a standardised quality assurance process for all Academy policy outputs
  • To monitor Academy’s progress in providing objective expert advice

The terms of reference for the Policy Oversight Group are available here.

The membership of the Policy Oversight Group is:

  • Peter McHugh, (Chair) 
  • Pat Guiry,
  • Imelda Maher,
  • Sally Wheeler,
  • Barry Smyth,
  • Brian Norton,
  • Sinead Riordan

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