Cross-Cutting Research Themes: RSU Information Session

Date : Thu 02 Feb - Thu 02 Feb

Time : 11:00 - 12:30

Cost :  Free


We are delighted to invite our entire SETU Research Community to the Cross Cutting Research Themes online information session on Thursday 2 February 2023 from 11 - 12.30pm (1.5hours) via zoom.   

Several significant research themes can cut across research activity/projects and are key to building interdisciplinarity and integral to SETU's research ambitions.  

This session will cover the relevance of some of these Cross-Cutting Research Themes and relevant policy as they relate to funded research proposals and projects.

This session will provide a high-level overview of the following themes;  

  • Open Research, DORA and Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment [CoARA
  • Gender in Research - High level overview and available toolkits 
  • Diversity and inclusion in research (Horizontal principals & Do No Harm)  

Sub theme:  

  • Data Management for funded research projects (where to get templates and information)  


Dr Geraldine Canny (Head of Research)    
Dr Luke Power (National Research Programmes Officer, RSU) 
Jo Holohan, (Projects Manager RSU)    

Session Overview

Excellent research requires an inclusive approach focused on varied topic areas, extending research participation and partnerships, and advancing the research agenda across multiple timeframes and themes, in alignment with policy. This can enhance chances of success in funding applications and lead to higher quality, impactful research projects post-award. 

Cross-cutting themes are additional issues or areas that intersect with the main project or can be easily integrated into the project without losing focus of the main goal. These themes can be an effective tool for explaining how targeted impact in one project area can also have a much wider effect on society, economy and on wider policy. 

In this information session members of the RSU team will highlight where key resources are available, where key policy information is held and will provide an overview of themes including Gender, Open Research, and Data Management and how these are applicable across the funded research project lifecycle.  

Please register your details via the form below before 3pm on 31 Jan 2023 to secure your place. A link to the online session will be sent to attendees in advance.