Welcome to Research Development and Support

The mission of our team is to provide professional support for research across all fields in a proactive, researcher-centric way, in order to facilitate the development and funding of research at DCU and assist in the implementation of DCU’s research strategy.

Along with our fellow units in DCU Research, we also work closely with DCU central support units to support you throughout the Research Lifecycle. Please contact us to discuss your research needs.


Please refer to our FAQ page for answers to the most commonly asked questions around research support


What activities can Research Development and Support assist me with?

  • Interpreting funding call documentation
  • Call management and funder liaison
  • Informing the institutional content of your funding applications
  • Providing training on research information systems
  • Publicising research activity, awards and impact
  • Processing award documentation and advising on post-award issues
  • Providing and reviewing collaborative research agreements
  • Facilitating ethical review via the Research Ethics Committee
  • Providing research integrity training and support
  • Providing research metrics to support institutional reporting

If your query is research support related, please contact us for assistance.