Research Support Overview

Higher Education in Ireland is continually evolving, with significant changes to research policy and research funding occurring both nationally and internationally. DCU’s institutional strategy will evolve and respond to this landscape while adhering to our core values as an institution of transformation. The research component of DCU’s mission is supported centrally by four core teams – Research Development, Research SupportResearch Project Administration and Research Infrastructure  – with our ECIU and policy functions also playing key roles.

These teams facilitate excellent research and research impact, support the enhancement of DCU’s research reputation and strategic national and international partnerships, provide sector-leading and integrated professional support for DCU’s research communities and enhance our internal research policy and process landscape to ensure DCU’s research is conducted to the highest possible standards. Our fundamental objective is support DCU’s researchers to transform lives and societies locally, nationally and globally.


The DCU Research Organisation Chart is available here:

Further detail regarding the function of each team is provided below: