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

Policy Reports

Higher Education Futures Taskforce Executive Summary

09 November 2021

Higher Education Futures Taskforce Executive Summary

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Re-Imagining research and innovation in higher education in Ireland and Northern Ireland

09 November 2021

A discussion paper by the Royal Irish Academy Higher Education Futures Taskforce

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The role of regions and place in higher education across the island of Ireland

09 November 2021

A discussion paper by the Royal Irish Academy Higher Education Futures Taskforce

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Equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education in Ireland and Northern Ireland

09 November 2021

A discussion paper by the Royal Irish Academy Higher Education Futures Taskforce

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The future landscape of higher education

09 November 2021

A discussion paper by the Royal Irish Academy Higher Education Futures Taskforce

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Higher education on the island of Ireland in 2035: a values-based vision of institutions advancing society, culture and the econ

09 November 2021

A discussion paper by the Royal Irish Academy Higher Education Futures Taskforce.

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Health Inequalities Research: New Methods, Better Insights?

15 November 2021

New scientific methods are helping to better understand health inequalities but investments in data infrastructures are required to make use of its full potential for informing policymaking.

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IAP Statement (2021) ‘Climate change and biodiversity- interlinkages and policy options’ – Relevance to Ireland

21 October 2021

This Briefing Paper by Yvonne Buckley MRIA discusses the latest IAP Statement on climate change and biodiversity and its relevance to Ireland

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IAP Statement on Climate Change and Biodiversity: Interlinkages and policy options

14 October 2021

This Statement highlights that climate and biodiversity policies are currently insufficiently connected and addressing climate change and biodiversity decline together is central to achieving the SDGs

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Research for Public Policy: an Outline Roadmap

15 September 2021

The Royal Irish Academy and Irish Research Council collaborated in 2021 to write this outline roadmap of  how research could be better connected to public policy. 

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Key Messages from European Science Academies for UNFCCC COP26 and CBD COP15

24 August 2021

The urgency of the climate and biodiversity crises requires closer coordination between UNFCCC and CBD.

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IAP Statement on Regenerative Medicine

30 July 2021

This IAP Statement highlights medical opportunities in addressing the causes of disease and warns against the misuse of regenerative medicine technologies.

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Response to the consultation on the national research and innovation strategy 2021-2027

22 July 2021

The Academy's response to the consultation on the national research and innovation strategy, 2021-2027.

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Celtic Academies Alliance Explainer

12 July 2021

Information on the National Academies of Scotland, Wales and the island of Ireland from the launch the Celtic Academies Alliance. 

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Submission to the consultation on the National Equity of Access Plan 2022-2026

05 July 2021

Response to the Higher Education Authority consultation on the draft National Equity of Access Plan, 2022-2026.

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A Systemic Approach to the Energy Transition in Europe

29 June 2021

Energy transition needs to accelerate urgently, says EU’s Scientific Advice Mechanism

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A Sea of Change: Europe’s future in the Atlantic realm

08 June 2021

A Sea of Change: Europe’s future in the Atlantic realm

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IAP Statement on Protection of Marine Environments

08 June 2021

World academies call for protection of marine environments

InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Download

Decarbonisation of buildings: for climate, health and jobs

02 June 2021

With 25% of Europe’s greenhouse emissions coming from buildings, scientists suggest fundamental policy changes.

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Fact or Fake? Tackling Science Disinformation

03 May 2021

 ALLEA examines the potential of technical and policy measures to tackle science disinformation and calls for improved European exchange and coordination in this field.

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International Sharing of Personal Health Data for Research

20 April 2021

According to this report, legal challenges hamper the sharing of health data with researchers outside the EU/European Economic Area.

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Decarbonisation of the Health Sector: A Commentary by EASAC and FEAM

20 April 2021

This Commentary by EASAC and FEAM emphasises the responsibility of the health sector to reduce its own GHG emissions, and work with other sectors to accelerate decarbonization of the wider economy.

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Reducing the impact of COVID-19 on inequalities in higher education: A call for action to the international community

19 March 2021

The InterAcademy Partnership and the Global Young Academy lay out recommendations to mitigate the harms of COVID-19 and seize on the opportunities to improve higher education systems around the world

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RIA response to the updating of the HEA legislation, 2021

08 March 2021

RIA submission on the legislative proposals from the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (D/FHERIS) to the reform of the Higher Education Authority Act, 1971. 

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Libraries and Archives: ‘Guardians of the word hoard’

17 February 2021

This paper emphasises the importance of the written record as a resource for research and community memory but also as an essential tool in a functioning democracy.

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