Programme

 

10:00 – 10:10

Opening address: Dr Mairéad O'Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer, Health Research Board.

 

10:10 – 10:25

Keynote: Transition to Open Science, why and how­­.

Professor Frank Miedema, Vice Rector for Research at Utrecht University and Chair of the Utrecht University Open Science Program.

 

10:25 - 10:30

Q&A: with Professor Frank Miedema

 

­­10:30 – 10:40

Discussion: Top tips for grant writing. Funder’s experience and perspective.

Dr Anne Costello, Project Officer, Research, Strategy and Funding, Health Research Board.

 

10:40 – 10:50

Discussion: What makes a grant application stand out? Panel reviewers experience and perspective.

Professor Zofia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers, Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Newcastle University.

 

10:50 – 11:00

Q&A: All things grant writing with Dr Anne Costello and Professor Zofia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers.

 

11:00 – 11:10

Break

 

11:10 – 11:20

Ones2Watch science communication competition: Finalist videos presented by Dr Annalisa Montesanti, Programme Manager, Research, Strategy and Funding, Health Research Board.

 

11:20 – 11:40

Panel discussion: Coming out of COVID: diverse perspectives on key learnings from the pandemic and how they can be applied looking forward.

Dr Sarah Barry, Assistant Professor, Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin; Dr Alex Eustace, National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology, Dublin City University; Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar, School of Public Health, University College Cork. Moderator: Dr Claire O’Connell, science writer and contributor to The Irish Times. 


11:40 – 11:50

Discussion: Reimagining young adult diabetes care through high-quality public and patient involvement.

Professor Seán Dinneen, Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway University Hospitals, and Professor of Diabetic Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway; joined by the D1 Now Young Adult Panel.

 

11:50 – 12:00

Q&A: with Professor Seán Dinneen and the D1 Now Young Adult Panel.

 

12:00 – 14:00

Break

 

14:00 – 14:20

Keynote: The jigsaw puzzle: forging a successful and fulfilling career in research.

Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

 

14:20 - 14:30

Q&A: with Professor Hannah McGee

 

14:30 – 14:40

Ones2Watch science communication competition: Finalist videos presented by Dr Annalisa Montesanti, Programme Manager, Research, Strategy and Funding, Health Research Board.

 

14:40 – 15:00

Members of the Health Research Board will deliver a brief presentation on their breakout room discussion topic. Topics include: data management, research assessment, open science, Public and Patient Involvement (PPI), upcoming HRB funding calls, and research integrity.

 

15:00 – 15:10

Break 


15:10 – 15:30

Breakout rooms: On the day of the event, join one breakout room from the list below to hear the latest updates in your chosen topic and ask Health Research Board experts your questions.

 

Data management: Dr Annalisa Montesanti, Programme Manager, Health Research Careers; and Sharon Kappala, Programme Officer, Data and Policy

Research assessment: Dr Anne Costello, Project Officer, Research, Strategy and Funding

Open science: Dr Patricia Clarke, Programme Manager, EU Programmes and Policy 

Public and Patient Involvement (PPI): Dr Aoife Cahill, Programme Manager, Investigator-led grants and PPI; and Dr Chiara Mizzoni, Project Officer, Investigator-led Grants, Research Careers and Enablers

HRB funding calls: Dr Anne Cody, Head of Investigator Led Grants, Research Careers and Enablers

Research integrity: Dr Catherine Gill, Programme Manager, Targeted Programmes and Evaluation; and Dr Maura Hiney, Head of International Cooperation, Evaluation and Targeted Programmes

 

15:30 – 15:50

Interview:  Earning your stripes without burning yourself out.

Ian Robertson, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and Co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute.

 

15:50 – 15:55

2021 Ones2Watch competition winner announced. 

 

15:55 – 16:00

Closing remarks:  Dr Teresa Maguire, Director of Research, Strategy and Funding, Health Research Board.

 

Event moderator: Dr Anne Cody, Head of Investigator Led Grants, Research Careers and Enablers, Health Research Board.