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School of Medicine Mentoring Scheme

School of Medicine’s Mentoring Scheme (TRAMS), is now closed for applications for the 2021/2022 cycle.

To apply to join the scheme, please complete the expression of interest form: TRAMS Expression of Interest Form

For further information about the scheme and eligibility criteria, please read here.

School of Medicine Researcher Seminar Series 2023

This series of seminars is designed for researchers at any stage of their career working in health research, organised by the School of Medicine.
The one hour seminars are delivered by subject experts who share best practice in building researcher profiles and research grant proposals for maximum impact and visibility.

The format comprises: (1) Welcome and Introduction by the Chair. (2) Presentation by Keynote Speaker/Trainer (s), (3) Q & A. The schedule will be updated as new topics are added.

Early Career Researcher Training Seminar Topics


Open Scholarship for Impact

Edie Davis, Content Manager, Research Informatics, will deliver this one hour training in Open Scholarship. Edie will explain clearly what Open Science and Open Scholarship mean and recommend practical ways that researchers can comply with the Open Scholarship requirements increasingly sought by funders.

Topics covered in this one hour training include:

  • Open Access publishing options
  • Open Research and Scholarly Communication
  • Maximizing research impact with Open Scholarship
  • Next-generation metrics
  • Open data


Thursday 20th April, 2023 12:00pm



National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Information session

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest funder of health research globally.

NIH funds research projects through various funding mechanisms, with multiple funding schemes open at any given time. These include broad agency calls that span the breadth of NIH’s mission, to more targeted, purpose-driven funding opportunities. The success rate of their standard Research Project Grant (R01) scheme is about 20%. Unlike other US Federal Funding agencies, many of the NIH’s funding opportunities are open to international researchers.

This session will offer an introduction to NIH funding generally and how to identify suitable funding opportunities open to international researchers. It will also offer a crash course in navigating eRA Commons, the NIH’s online submission portal, and a guide to the application process.

Speakers include; Dr Joey Gaynor, Senior Research Funding Specialist (US Funding), Research Development Office, Trinity Research & Innovation
Previous NIH awardees from the School of Medicine will share  their experience of how they approached the application and post award NIH process.
There will be ample time for Q&A

Registration options

Thursday Jan 26, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday Feb 22, 12pm-1pm




How to design a data management plan

Good data governance and stewardship are fundamental to good research practice. This short workshop will offer a guide to College and external resources and supports which promote best practice in the design and costing of Data Management Plans (DMPs) for research projects. It will address data management and FAIR requirements when writing funding applications and when creating full research DMPs.

FAIR data (data which is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) will also be discussed in the context of the principle that data should be “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”. Making data FAIR has become an important principle for funders and, following the lead of the European Commission, Irish funders, including the Health Research Board (HRB), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Irish Research Council (IRC) are now asking researchers to state in their DMPs how they will make their data FAIR.

The training will be delivered by Darach Golden, Research IT Manager.


Monday 6th March 2023 @ 12:00 PM by zoom Register in advance

Monday Mar 6, 2023 12:00pm




Data Protection & Health Research Regulations Training

HEALTH RESEARCH REGULATIONS training comprises a 1 hour basic workshop covering the relevant law and guidelines under The Health Research Regulations, introduced by the Department of Health in 2018, including amendments to the original legislation.

Participants will be offered practical guidance around the legal issues facing the research community when conducting health research, so they are armed with the necessary knowledge to ensure their research is compliant and meets best practice.

The training will be delivered by Evelyn Fox, Solicitor and TCD Deputy Data Protection Officer (Research). There will be 15 minutes set aside after the training for questions in relation to any aspects of data protection that researchers are experiencing that are not covered in the training.


Tuesday Jan 17, 2023 12:00pm

Tuesday Mar 21, 2023 12:00pm

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023 12:00pm

Tuesday May 23, 2023 12.00pm




New Research Staff Induction & Welcome

The new research staff induction tour is an online event to welcome new researchers, at all levels, to the School of Medicine. We recognise the importance of researchers as the drivers of research excellence and that the burden of administration, policies and procedures presents challenges.

This workshop is designed to offer easy signposting to College and School of Medicine contacts, functions, policies and processes which underpin the successful conduct of research.

As well as signposting help and assistance in Financial Services, Contracts and Research Development, attendees will find out about resources for early career researchers in mentoring, research funding support, Grant application planning, TCD Research Database (RSS), and bibliometrics and altmetrics platforms. The workshop topics are outlined below.

  • School of Medicine Research Structure and Governance
  • Essential pre-award and post-award TCD Helplines
  • How to identify funding opportunities
  • Building your research profile
  • Showcasing your Research  
  • Career Development, Training  & Mentoring


Thursday Jan 19, 2023 12:00pm

Tuesday Feb 21, 2023 12:00pm

Thursday Mar 23, 2023 12:00pm




How to conduct a research impact inventory

This objective of this workshop is to demonstrate how to utilise online search tools to populate your track record and to showcase the unique and distinctive aspects of your research activity, either as an individual author or as part of a research project. Another important aspect of the session is to offer tips on how to use indicators of research performance and trends to create a narrative.
This session will offer a detailed demonstration of how to analyse individual publications and publication sets using the various online search tools available (on subscription and free to use) and direct you to the best sources for quantifiable and verifiable data on citations (Publication, Policy, Patents, Clinical Trials), Open Access, media attention and Societal Impact - aligned to UNSDGs and capacity building.

The seminars will be delivered by Bridget Gavin, Research Impact officer, School of Medicine


Thursday 2nd February, 12pm-1pm

Thursday 13th April, 12pm-1pm

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School of Medicine training topics will be added as the year progresses.

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