Five-year mission unveiled in Ireland’s new science strategyProf Ferguson said, in looking to the future, SFI would build on existing research capability, while shifting to where it needs to be. SFI had made considerable progress on gender balance, having doubled the number of women principal investigators getting funding, “without any loss of research quality”. SFI director general Mark Ferguson, who is also chief scientific adviser to the Government, said its previous strategy focused on increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of Irish research. Ireland’s five-year science strategy will prepare for challenges such as pandemics and seek to be a “first mover” on emerging technologies, according to Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). Science had delivered hope, he said, and would “help the country rebuild and recover after the most difficult of years”. The plan will also build on world-leading research capacity, notes the Delivering Today, Preparing for Tomorrow document launched on Monday. SFI looks forward to working in collaboration with the new department and research system to implement shaping our future,” he said.
Article from The Irish Times.