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TCD Research Support System

Research Support System (RSS) Login

You can access the Research Support System from here.

New users will have to register with the system in order to login. Please register with your college username and password at this link .

What is the Research Support System?

The Research Support System is a web-based information system, which incorporates an expertise database. The development of the Research Support System is directed by the Dean of Research. The System has been built in-house by M.I.S. (I.S. Services), and allows members of academic staff to input and update information on their academic interests and research expertise and publications. The Research Support System is managed and administered by the Library.

What are the Benefits?

Maximise impact, save time! Trinity's Research Support System provides:

  • A database of the University's expertise for internal and external users including national and international agencies and collaborators to search
  • Promotion of the research of individual faculty members or research groups
  • A means of creating and maintaining up-to-date publications lists
  • Automatic generation of webpages
  • A means of generating reports by College, Department, Individuals, Research Centre, for internal and external use, including inputs to the Calendar's list of publications
  • A means of reducing repetition and paperwork in the request-for / provision-of information on research

About the Research Support System

What information is captured?

Information categories in the Research Support System include:

  • Name, title, contact details
  • Education/Qualifications
  • Memberships of professional bodies and groups
  • Administrative work in TCD
  • Representation (External representation of TCD)
  • Awards and honours
  • Career details
  • Research interests
  • Publications and other research outputs, Research projects, Patents

If a researcher approves his/her RSS profile, it is accessible on the web and will help fellow academics and researchers, industry, business, the media and the general public to identify individuals with academic interests and research expertise in particular areas.

The Research Support System, TARA and TCD Strategy

TCD's Research Support System was developed from 2002 onwards in order to deliver specific aspects of College strategy, as expressed in the TCD Strategic Plan 2012:

" A coherent information policy for College to address the needs of management, the Library, e-learning, electronic publications and records management will be developed with a view to having an integrated view of information systems across the whole of College."

"A research database will be part of an integrated management system to help monitor our progress in research and scholarship and to help manage their support."

  • TCD Strategic Plan 2012, Chapter 5: Strategy to Realise our Vision of Trinity, Action 18, p26

The Research Support System is linked to  TARA (Trinity's Access to Research Archive) , Trinity's institutional repository. Trinity's Open Access Publications Policy is managed through TARA. Trinity announced its Open Access policy in October 2010 and was the first Irish university to adopt such a policy. TARA is harvested by Google and Google Scholar and by RIAN , OAIster, BASE, DART-Europe and OpenAIRE .


Last updated 4 January 2016 by Microbiology (Email).