Strategies and Policies

EPA Research Strategy 2014-2020

The 2014-2020 EPA Research Strategy builds on existing strengths and experience across a very broad range of activities in support of environmental policy development and implementation.  Click here to view further information on our desktop site.

Consultation for EPA ResConsultation for EPA Research 2030 Strategy

The current EPA Research Strategy runs until 202.  The EPA is now preparing its new Research Strategy for the period 2021-2030.  As part of its consultation 2 workshops will be held 28th Ocotber 2020 and 29th October 2020in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2.  Click here to view further information on our desktop site.

Interim Review of EPA Research Programme 2014-2020

The EPA have published the Interim Review of the 2014-2020 EPA Research Programme. This independent review examines the performance to date of the EPA’s 2014-2020 Research Programme. The interim review was completed by Indecon International Economic Consultants. Click here to download a copy of the report.

Gender Strategy

Following the recommendations outlined in the 2016 Higher Education Authority National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions, the EPA developed a strategy to promote gender equity in the Irish environmental research arena. Click here to view further information on our desktop site.

Policy on Support of Maternity, Paternity and Adoptive Leave

The reimbursement of maternity/paternity/adoptive leave by research funders is seen as one of the major impediments to gender equality.  To address this issue the EPA has introduced a policy in support of Maternity, Paternity and Adoptive Leave for EPA-funded research projects.  Click here to view further information on our desktop site.

Appeals Policy

The EPA Research Programme appeals process has two stages, and must be submitted within 30 days of the date of notification of the outcome of the evaluation process.  Click here to view further information on our desktop site.

Open Access Policy 

All project-based awards and fellowships funded by the EPA Research Programme are required to ensure open access.  Our open access policy is aligned with that of Horizon 2020.  Click here to view further information on our desktop site. 

 

 

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