The HEA’s Principles of Good Practice in Research within Irish Higher Education Institutions.

The HEA’s Principles of Good Practice in Research within Irish Higher Education Institutions were first launched by the HEA in February 2020 and subsequently revised in December 2022 to take into account recent changes to the Irish research landscape. The revised Principles now contain nine elements of good research practice including two new elements, ‘Gender Equality and Inclusiveness’ and ‘Research and Sustainability’ and act as guiding principles for the institutions to incorporate into their specific research environments. The complete set of Principles are as follows:

  1. Excellence in research and academic freedom;
  2. Research integrity and ethics;
  3. Open research;
  4. Intellectual property and knowledge transfer;
  5. Researcher development;
  6. Research project and programme management;
  7. Dignity and respect;
  8. Gender equality and inclusiveness;
  9. Research and sustainability.

These nine elements of good practice will guide HEIs to develop good research practices within their own research environments to help drive research excellence and further improve research outcomes with the view to enhancing the international reputation of the Irish Higher Education Research System.

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set these optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Privacy Policy page

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.