The Academy engages with agencies involved in the formulation of European science policy, works to inform our European colleagues of activities in Ireland and to promote the influence of Irish researchers. It has strong links with sister academies internationally and participates in significant international networks of learned societies and science academies. These networks provide a means for the collective voice of European scholarship and science to be heard, to provide evidence-informed advice to European and international policymakers and to promote the influence of Irish researchers and scholars. It is a founding member of EASAC, the European Academies Science Advisory Council, and a long-standing member of ALLEA, the federation of All European Academies.
The Academy provides funding for international activities and research through a series of agreements and grant schemes.
Current RIA nominees to International Science Working Groups
The Academy is well-placed to nominate and support the participation of Irish scholars and scientists in high-level international scientific working groups.
RDA, the Research Data Alliance, aims to accelerate international data-driven innovation and discovery by facilitating research, data sharing and exchange, use and re-use, standards harmonisation, and discoverability. This will be achieved through the development and adoption of infrastructure, policy, practice, standards, and other deliverables.
RIA nominee: Dr. Sandra Collins, Director, Digital Repository of Ireland
EASAC Working Group on Scoping Science
Prof. Paul Callanan, School of Physics, University College Cork
RIA nominee: Professor Richard O’Kennedy, School of Biotechnology, Dublin City University
RIA nominee: Professor Mark O’Malley, MRIA, Director, Electricity Research Centre, UCD
RIA nominee: Professor John Sweeney, MRIA, (NUIG)
EASAC Working Group on Water and Marine Sustainability
RIA nominee: Professor Alan Dobson, Director, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork
EASAC Working Group on Breakthroughs in Low Carbon Energy
RIA nominee: Professor Don MacElroy, School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, University College Dublin
RIA nominee: Dr Ewen Mullins, Teagasc
ALLEA E-Humanities Taskforce
Chair: Dr. Sandra Collins, Director, Digital Repository of Ireland (RIA nominee)
RIA nominees: Prof. Colm Lennon, RIA PL&A Secretary; Ms. S. Riordan, RIA Senior Policy Officer
RIA nominee: Prof. Peter Mitchell, MRIA