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

National policy statement on ensuring Research Integrity in Ireland

01 June 2014

National policy statement on Ensuring Research Integrity in Ireland

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Academies, Values and Value

17 February 2014

Presidential address to the Royal Irish Academy by Luke O'connor Drury

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Dialogue on Research Funding In ireland

18 October 2012

Report on Dialogue on Research Funding In ireland

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Issues of Higher Education Institutional Governance

01 March 2012

Issues of Higher Education Institutional Governance

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Proposal for Philosophy as a Leaving Certificate Subject

01 February 2012

Proposal for Philosophy as a Leaving Certificate Subject

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The National Languages Strategy

01 August 2011

This strategy provides an overview of the position of languages in education in Ireland today.

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The Appropriateness of Key Performance Indicators to Research in the Arts and Humanities Disciplines: Ireland's Contribution to the European Debate

05 April 2011

This report acts as a guide to current norms in relation to research outputs and activities, expected by the arts and humanities communities

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The Future of Graduate Education in Chemistry and Physics

18 November 2009

Report of a discussion meeting.

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Developing Key Performance Indicators for the Humanities

12 March 2009

A report of a meeting convened by the RIA and the IRCHSS.

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Making the best of third-level science

01 February 2009

RIA issues and recommendations following a meeting of senior representatives of institutions responsible for higher education to consider the effects of the increased numbers of students at third level on the...

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Submission on Bonus points for Maths

29 February 2016

Response by the RIA to the proposal to offer 'Bonus points for Maths'

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