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Strengthening the structures to support research for public policy in Ireland

Strengthening the structures to support research for public policy in Ireland 04 Doyle.qxp_Admin 69-3 27/07/2021 15:26 Page 79 Administration, vol. 69, no. 3 (2021), pp. 79–92 doi: 10.2478/admin-2021-0021 Strengthening the structures to support research for public policy in Ireland Mary Doyle Visiting Research Fellow in Public Policy, Trinity Long Room Hub, Dublin, Ireland For a national research endeavour to be successful there needs to be an effective dialogue and understanding between research scientists, politicians and the public, so that policies and strategies are in place to bring about research that benefits society, and that society will support ... This requires effective working between these organisations and sectors, and a compact that bonds science and society, which will both deliver excellent science and ensure that it is used for the public good. (Nurse, 2015, p. 8) Introduction The core theme of the paper is the importance of developing a framework of actions to support more aligned activity in the national research landscape in support of public policy in Ireland – a need which has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The paper traces the evolution of policy and investment in research in Irish higher education over recent decades and considers in particular the structures which have been put in place to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Administration de Gruyter

Strengthening the structures to support research for public policy in Ireland

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04 Doyle.qxp_Admin 69-3 27/07/2021 15:26 Page 79 Administration, vol. 69, no. 3 (2021), pp. 79–92 doi: 10.2478/admin-2021-0021 Strengthening the structures to support research for public policy in Ireland Mary Doyle Visiting Research Fellow in Public Policy, Trinity Long Room Hub, Dublin, Ireland For a national research endeavour to be successful there needs to be an effective dialogue and understanding between research scientists, politicians and the public, so that policies and strategies are in place to bring about research that benefits society, and that society will support ... This requires effective working between these organisations and sectors, and a compact that bonds science and society, which will both deliver excellent science and ensure that it is used for the public good. (Nurse, 2015, p. 8) Introduction The core theme of the paper is the importance of developing a framework of actions to support more aligned activity in the national research landscape in support of public policy in Ireland – a need which has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The paper traces the evolution of policy and investment in research in Irish higher education over recent decades and considers in particular the structures which have been put in place to

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