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.

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International Policy Reports

Call for Global Solidarity on COVID-19 Pandemic

30 March 2020

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) is urging countries to collaborate, use and share science-based information, and help the developing world.

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Infectious diseases and the future: policies for Europe

01 October 2011

A non-technical summary of an EASAC report, European Public Health and Innovation Policy for Infectious Disease: The View from EASAC.

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Packaging plastics in the circular economy

11 March 2020

This report shows that fundamental and systemic reforms are required along the whole value chain, in order to slow and reverse damage to the environment, biodiversity and risks to human health.

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EASAC Commentary: The regulation of genome-edited plants in the European Union

04 March 2020

The current EU rules on genetically modified organisms (GMO) are not fit for purpose anymore, leading scientists warn in a newly released EASAC commentary.

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Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities

18 February 2020

This report provides key recommendations to make digital data in the humanities “Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable”, in line with the FAIR principles. .

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The Need for Intellectual Property Rights Strategies at Academic Institutions

11 November 2019

A statement produced by ALLEA’s Permanent Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights, which comprises experts from various disciplines and from academies across Europe.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Statement by EASAC and FEAM

07 November 2019

Academies warn against unregulated use of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Delivering Horizon Europe

10 October 2019

European Academies call for Excellence, Fairness and Openness in the Implementation of Horizon Europe.

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Making Sense of Science for Policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty

09 July 2019

Science advice offers unique benefits to policymakers in tackling global challenges like climate change.

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Improving Scientific Input to Global Policy-making with a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

20 May 2019

Report discussing how the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires access to, and the application of, the best available evidence.

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Flourishing in a Data-enabled Society

21 June 2019

Discussion paper examining how a European approach to data governance can unlock the full potential of data-based technologies, while at the same time safeguarding European values

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Transforming the future of ageing

27 June 2019

This report shows that the ageing process needs to be transformed. Europe must tackle the challenges presented by ageing in every generation

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The imperative of climate action to protect human health in Europe

04 June 2019

Report by the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) calls on European governments to accelerate their efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the impact of climate change on air quality.

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Academic freedom and institutional autonomy: Commitments must be followed by action

10 April 2019

Joint statement by ALLEA, EUA and Science Europe.

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Decarbonisation of transport: options and challenges

20 March 2019

A new report on transportation and greenhouse gas emissions by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

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International Delegates Report 2018

16 March 2019

Reports from our international delegates on their activities.

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Forest bioenergy, carbon capture and storage, and carbon dioxide removal: an update

20 February 2019

This EASAC commentary re-emphasises the findings of earlier EASAC projects

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Trust in Science and Changing Landscapes of Communication

23 January 2019

The third issue of the ALLEA Discussion Paper series from The ALLEA Working Group "Truth, Trust and Expertise"

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Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise

21 January 2019

The ALLEA General Assembly 2018 Conference Proceedings ''Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise''

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Trust Within Science: Dynamics and Norms of Knowledge Production

21 January 2019

The second issue of the ALLEA Discussion Paper series from The ALLEA Working Group "Truth, Trust and Expertise"

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A Scientific Perspective on Microplastics in Nature and Society

10 January 2019

Verdict of SAPEA’s Evidence Review Report on micro and nanoplastic pollution

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Brexit, Rights, and the Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement

21 December 2018

A paper analysing how well the Withdrawal Agreement has addressed the protection of human rights and equality rights in Northern Ireland once the UK has withdrawn from the EU.

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ALLEA Response to Plan S

12 December 2018

ALLEA consideration of Plan S, the initiative for open access publishing supported by a consortium of research funders across Europe, and discussion of likely impacts and implementation requirements.

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Opportunities for future research and innovation on food and nutrition security and agriculture: The InterAcademy Partnership's global perspective

01 November 2018

Synthesis by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) based on the four regional academy network studies.

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Health Inequalities: an interdisciplinary exploration of socioeconomic position, health and causality

27 November 2018

A joint publication by ALLEA (All European Academies - the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities), FEAM (Federation of European Academies of Medicine) and the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of...

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