Research Newsletter - Issue 91: Events

Researcher Careers Beyond Academia: Navigating the Landscape of Support

Date: 20th March 2024

Venue: Online

The volume of resources, guidance and support for researchers looking to make the transition to other sectors has proliferated in recent years. This expanded landscape of support is a welcome development, but can be overwhelming for researchers, and those who support their development, to navigate. 

This webinar will bring together speakers from across this landscape of support to share their experiences of supporting the transition of researchers into careers beyond academia. We will also hear directly from researchers who will reflect on their own experiences of accessing different forms of support and advice. The end of the session will be dedicated to wider group discussion and sharing, covering the following potential topics:

  • How do we address disparities in levels of support and opportunities across institutions, and researcher groups?
  • How can we foster collaboration and share effective strategies?
  • How can the impact of these interventions be evaluated?
  • How should support be funded?

About Vitae:

Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers. All DCU researchers have FREE access to their website.  

A non-profit programme, Vitae enhances the skills of researchers, providing research and innovation, training and resources, events, consultancy and membership.

Please register using your DCU email and password and get familiar with it. 

Unlocking Intellectual Property: A Guide for Researchers

Date: 21st March 2024, 1-2:00pm (Lunch provided)  

Venue: Q303/304 Top Floor, DCUBS, DCU Glasnevin Campus


DCU Invent is delighted to host the next seminar in our new “Lunch & Learn” series: Unlocking Intellectual Property: A Guide for Researchers.

Delve into the world of Intellectual Property (IP) tailored specifically for researchers. From copyrights to trademarks, trade secrets and moral rights, this presentation equips attendees with essential knowledge on the various types of IP, their associated rights and the processes involved in securing them.

Learn how to navigate the intricate landscape of patents, including crucial do's and don'ts for researchers contemplating applications. Gain insights into leveraging the support of DCU Invent to effectively commercialise developed IP.

By the end of this session, participants will emerge with a solid understanding of IP fundamentals, empowering them to protect their innovations and explore avenues for successful commercialisation.

We understand how busy you are with teaching and research commitments so have scheduled these events during lunchtime. Please try to come on time, as lunch will be provided, and the sessions are only one hour long. We ask you to register for catering purposes.


Register here.

More information available here.