Sustainability of Research Centres

Contact person 
Terry O'Brien
South-East Regional Authority (SERA)
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Research Infrastructures
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Sustainability of Research Centres
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
Higher education institutions (education function)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
What is the aim/objective? 
A series of recommendations on how best to support research centres in Ireland with a view to optimising future potential social and economic returns from State investments in research, development and innovation.
Give an overview of the instrument 
This report looks at the makeup and oversight of the research centre landscape in Ireland and the appropriate models for funding of individual State supported research centres. The recommendations in this report are aimed at optimising the return on State investment from research centres
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Friday, June 1, 2012
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
Key findings centre on - Resaerch landscape Oversight Adequate funding Sustainability of Individual Research Centres Descriptions of Research Organisations Funding and resource diversification
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?