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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Policy Reports

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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Response to Heritage Ireland 2030 consultation

02 April 2019

A response by the Royal Irish Academy to the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht consultation on the next national heritage strategy.

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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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RIA Joint Letter with the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Learned Society of Wales

21 March 2019

The Academy has collaborated with the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Learned Society of Wales to draw attention to shared issues between the devolved administrations.

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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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Royal Irish Academy Response to the Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S

08 February 2019

Royal Irish Academy Response to Consultation Questions relating to the Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S.

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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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Response to draft National Open Research Forum Statement

10 December 2018

Royal Irish Academy submission to the draft National Open Research Forum Statement.

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Royal Irish Academy Response to the Creative Ireland Programme

05 December 2018

Dr Mary Canning MRIA, Chair of the RIA Culture and Heritage Working Group

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Discussion Paper 1. Creativity in the Sciences

05 December 2018

Professor Luke Drury MRIA, Member of the RIA Culture and Heritage Working Group

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Discussion Paper 2. ‘The earth has music for those who listen’: Creativity in Music in Ireland

05 December 2018

Professor Lorraine Byrne Bodley MRIA, Member of the RIA Culture and Heritage Working Group

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Discussion Paper 3. An Ghaeltacht, an Ghaeilge, an Béaloideas agus Cruthaitheacht na nDaoine

05 December 2018

An t-Ollamh Angela Bourke MRIA le an t-Ollamh Diane Negra MRIA.

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Discussion Paper 3. The Gaeltacht, the Irish Language, Folklore and Vernacular Creativity

05 December 2018

Professor Angela Bourke MRIA with Professor Diane Negra MRIA, Members of the RIA Culture and Heritage Working Group

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Future-Proofing and Improving Research Infrastructures in Ireland

30 November 2018

Recommendations report which outlines evidence based policy recommendations to address inadequacies in the Irish research infrastructure system.

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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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Current system of support for Early Career Researchers

19 November 2018

A scoping project to provide a snapshot of the perceptions and experiences of early career researchers in higher education institutions on the island of Ireland.

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The Island of Ireland Economy and Brexit Report

16 November 2018

Fifth Paper in the Royal Irish Academy and British Academy Brexit Briefing Series, authored by Michael Darcy and France Ruane.

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RIA Submission Mid Term Review 2020

18 October 2018

Royal Irish Academy response to the review of Innovation 2020 addressing strategic priority areas and highlighting current concerns.

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Research Infrastructures in Ireland: Examining Adequacy and Requirements- Survey Results

01 October 2018

Detailed results of a Royal Irish Academy Survey analysing the adequacy of research infrastructures in Ireland and the ways in which they can be improved.

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