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EU research bodies encouraged to adopt ‘world class’ resource to enable AHSS integration & interdisciplinarity

A European Commission review of the Horizon 2020-funded SHAPE-ID project endorses its finding that widespread change to the science system is needed to enable interdisciplinary research. The review has confirmed the need for deep-rooted reforms to existing institutional practices if the arts, humanities and social sciences (AHSS) are to be meaningfully integrated in collaborative projects. SHAPE-ID, a Europe-wide consortium of academics, was established in 2019 with the aim of helping researchers, research organisations, funders and policymakers make informed decisions about developing and supporting IDR, or research drawing on more than one discipline. The European Commission’s independent review of the project…

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Trinity awarded €1.5m to build interdisciplinary research toolkit

Trinity College Dublin has been awarded funding of €1.5 million to lead an international research project to build a toolkit to promote interdisciplinary research. The project was  launched by Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education yesterday. Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Director, Trinity Long Room Hub and Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor Many experts agree that the most exciting research breakthroughs happen when the disciplines intersect. Moreover, a cross-disciplinary approach is increasingly needed to understand the ever faster developing world around us, making sense of it and delivering knowledge that helps to address complex problems better. Read the full press…

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