To download documents below, please click on title.
- Profile of Public Research Activity in Ireland 1998 - 2006, ( Dec 2010). This report provides a valuable resource for stakeholders wishing to have a comprehensive reference and an overall picture of the fields of science in which the Irish public research base is active. It is critical that the data capturing the outputs of the public research base are fully available and can best be utilised by policy makers and enterprise to maximise the potential for innovation and economic growth. The report present a series of detailed research activity profiles for 19 fields of Science covering the period 1998-2006 and uses a number of data sources including the Higher Education Authority (HEA) enrolment and graduate student data, Forfás Higher Education Research and Development (HERD), Government Research and Development (GOVERD) data, and an independent national Bibliometric assessment.
- "The Appropriateness of Key Performance Indicators to Research in Arts and Humanities Disciplines - Ireland's Contribution to the European Debate," ( 2011) published by the RIA. This report discusses in detail the deficiencies in bibliometric analysis for the arts and humanities.
- Research Strengths in Ireland: A bibliometric study of the public research base,( Nov 2009). Forfás in conjunction with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) commissioned a Bibliometric study of the Irish Public Research Base. This is one component of a larger study which seeks to optimise the alignment between the publicly funded research and the enterprise base for economic benefit. The Bibliometric Study was carried out by Evidence Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. The overall objective of the Bibliometric study was to profile research activity and areas of existing and emerging research strengths across the public research base. The study focused on a ten-year period (1998-2007) and the research disciplines were mapped with reference to discipline categories linked to the OECD Fields of Science (FoS) Classification. The analyses and the report are based solely on publication and citation data.
Research Collaboration in Ireland's HE system: A Bibiliometric Study, ( Nov 2009). Earlier in 2009, Forfás and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) commissioned a report on research activity in Ireland.The report contained an analysis developed across four main themes:
• International Comparative Performance of the Irish research base at overall system, broad subject and finer disciplinary levels.
• Institutional Comparative Research Performance in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
• Research Collaboration internationally and within the island of Ireland.
• Impact Profiles® describing the distribution of citation impact underpinning Ireland’s average relative performance.
The current report has been commissioned by the HEA and provides further development of theme 3, on collaboration, with a specific focus on collaboration between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) within Ireland.
- National Code of Practise for Managing and Commercialising IP from Public Private Collaborative Research(2005)
- Guidelines for Intellectual Property Management : Requirements for State Research Grant Recipients ( 2004)
- Guidelines for the Appraisal and Management of Capital Expenditure Proposals in the Public Sector (2005) (These are generally referred to as the Capital Appraisal Guidelines)
- Template Collaboration Agreements - Based on the National Code of Practise for Managing and Commercialising Intellectual Property from Public-Private Collaborative Research
- The National Code of Practise for Managing Intellectual Property from Publicly Funded Research ( Forfas 2004)
- Funding Agency Requirements and Guidelines for Managing Research Generated Intellectual Property ( Commercialisation Steering Group 2006)