Emergency Measures to tackle the Labour Market Crisis of Researchers

Posted in Governance and administration, Research on May 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extraordinarily negative impact on the university sector. However, this impact will not be felt equally by all categories of staff. We, the Irish Research Staff Association, are writing on behalf of various groups of research staff, including post-doctoral researchers and research assistants …” (more)

[IFUT, 20 May]

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Scientists condemn economic demands made on research

Posted in Research on November 13th, 2012 by steve

“The demand by Government and funding body Science Foundation Ireland that State-supported research must deliver an economic or social return is damaging science here, and is encouraging young researchers to emigrate, say scientists opposed to the approach …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 13 November]

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Lecturers and researchers sign agreement on co-operation

Posted in Governance and administration on April 21st, 2012 by steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Irish Research Staff Association (IRSA). The agreement is geared to ensure more effective representation for researchers on pay and conditions and to protect the rights of individual researchers. IRSA will maintain its distinctive structure and character as a representative network for researchers …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 21 April]

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Major forum to discuss future of research in Ireland announced

Posted in Life, Research on April 5th, 2011 by steve

“The role of the rapidly expanding workforce of contract researchers in Ireland’s aim to become a ‘knowledge economy’ will be the focus of a forum taking place on 8 April in the Royal Irish Academy …” (more)

[TechCentral.ie, 5 April]

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Major Forum to discuss the future of Researchers in Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration, Research on April 4th, 2011 by steve

“The role of the rapidly expanding workforce of contract researchers in Ireland’s aim to become a major ‘Knowledge Economy’ will be the focus of a major forum taking place in Dublin on Friday next, April 8th next. Hosted by The Irish Research Staff Association (IRSA) the forum will provide the first opportunity for researchers to engage with policy makers and funding bodies which determine their careers …” (more)

[AlphaGalileo, 4 April]

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