Research Newsletter - Issue 58: Events

HRB National Conference

Date: 24th & 25th November 2020

Venue: Online

The title of this year's conference will be “Trust and truth in health research”.  See further information, including a link to the programme and registration below.  Please note that places are limited so book early.

The HRB national conference ‘Trust and truth in health research’ is going fully online this year. Partnering with Evidence Synthesis Ireland, Cochrane Ireland and the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network, they have developed a strong programme to help people discern fact from fiction when it comes to health claims.

The overall objective of this conference is to help people think critically about health claims and build participants ability to assess the trustworthiness of research evidence and as a result, make informed decisions; whether it is in relation to health policy and practice or individual health choices.

The event welcomes researchers, policy-makers, health care practitioners, students, patients and members of the public. Register here for this free event


ECIU University Citizen Science Consultation

Date: 2nd December 2020, 12.30-2pm

Venue: Online

Please join the ECIU University Citizen Science online consultation, and help us build an inclusive and sustainable Citizen Science Hub. The consultation will bring together citizen science experts and project leaders, researchers with experience of and/or interest in Citizen Science, research support staff, and researchers’ training experts.

The event is open to all postgraduate students, academic and professional staff working in an ECIU member university. For more information and to register, please visit the Eventbrite page


iPRODUCE virtual event: the Social Manufacturing Paradigm - co-creating with manufacturers, makerspaces and consumers

Date: 26th November 2020, 9:30-13:00 CET

Venue: Online 

iPRODUCE is organising on the 26th of November 2020 The Social Manufacturing Paradigm: co-creating with manufacturers, makerspaces and consumers online event – the objective is to highlight the role of makers and consumers in the social manufacturing landscape, which promotes the participation among individuals and the industry in the production of consumer goods. This framework will be made based on the activities being carried out within the iPRODUCE project.

The presentations will focus on highlighting the main requirements and challenges faced by consumers and the industry and technologies that are available to facilitate a collaborative manufacturing environment. Invited speakers will showcase ongoing work and existing practices within the domain of social manufacturing. Finally, a virtual round table will provide the audience with an opportunity to engage and manufacture a fruitful and interactive discussion.

To register and for more information, please click here.


EI Commercialisation Fund Spotlight Webinar Series - Focused Call for Women in Research

Date: 20th November at 2pm

Venue: Online

Enterprise Ireland's Commercialisation Fund Programme is seeking to identify and engage with women researchers working in STEM across the Irish research system.

On average 20% of EI's total applications come from women in research and as we move into 2021 and beyond, they want to encourage more women to look at the opportunities the Commercialisation Fund has to offer.

To that end, EI are encouraging women researchers to join their new webinar series. They will be talking about the benefits of the Fund and will feature interviews with some of their real life researchers who have started the journey and diversified their career path.

The first webinar in the Spotlight Series "Academia to Commercialisation; The Road Less Travelled" will start on Friday November 20th 2020 at 2pm.

Please register for the webinar here.

Further information regarding the EI Commercialisation Fund can be found here.