Research Support Services - About Us

Office of the Vice-President for Research

About Us

Research Support Services, in conjunction with the Graduate School and DCU Invent, provide a professional advice and support to staff and researchers at DCU with a range of activities associated with internal, external research funding and international collaborations.

The services provided include:

  • Provision of information on internal and external funding opportunities;
  • Support and advice with preparing grant applications;
  • Advice and assistance with costing and pricing research proposals;
  • Approval and submission of grant applications;
  • Co-ordination of contract review and other legal requirements;
  • Institutional research contract approval
  • Review and/or provision of Non-Disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, Collaborative Research Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding;
  • Establishing inter-institutional arrangements for the transfer of funds to research collaborators at other institutions
  • Advice and support throughout the duration of a grant;
  • Provision of ethical approval process through the university Research Ethics Committee
  • Provision of management information on research;
  • Provision of subsidized DCU laboratory Notebooks
  • Audit Liaison.
  • Point of contact for external organisations seeking access to DCU Research.

The OVPR team is organised by funding agency responsibility, further details are available online.

Internal Funding

The Research Advisory Panel makes research funding available annually from the Research Committee budget to stimulate DCU research activity, through a number of competitive funding schemes. Find out More

National Funding

There are a number of research funding schemes operated by national and international organisations. DCU staff are encouraged and supported by the OVPR to apply for these grants to develop their own research profile. Find out More

EU Funding

The EU has ‘Community programmes’ in almost every discipline. These programmes are designed to promote cooperation between Member States in the fields relating to the different EU policies. Framework programme 7 (FP7) is just one of these Community Programmes. Find out More