Our Approach

Research Support Services is the central administrative function in the University dedicated to supporting the continued growth of research capacity and maximising the impact of research activity. Our team includes the Research Office, Research Accounts Office, Technology Transfer Office and Human Resources (Research).

We work in partnership with our academic colleagues, external funding bodies and collaborating institutions and organisations to develop research activities in all areas and disciplines.

For Researchers we provide advice and support from the moment you conceive an idea for research, from helping you find funding for your research through to putting together your application to a funder. We can guide you through financial regulations, governance and funder’s rules and procedures. When you secure funding, we will assist you in starting your research project and offer ongoing support in managing your project. Additionally we provide support in relation to knowledge transfer, commercialisation and developing your research career strategy.

For Disciplines, Schools and Colleges, we can provide reports and information to help you to manage research activity in your unit. We can also assist you in enhancing the research profiles of your academics, making their expertise more visible to the wider research community.

Meet the Team

Please click to download a short presentation on Research Support Services RSS Presentation


 Natalie Walsh

Tara Ryan
Research Desk Manager
 Tel: 091 495382
Email: tara.ryan@nuigalway.ie
Address: Unit 8, Business Innovation Centre, NUI Galway


 Eithne O'Connell


Eithne O Connell
Research Support Administrator
Tel 091 495969
Email rss@nuigalway.ie
Address: Unit 8, Business Innovation Centre, NUI Galway

 Maire Aherne


Maire Aherne
Research Support Administrator
Tel 091 495969
Email rss@nuigalway.ie
Address: Unit 8, Business Innovation Centre, NUI Galway

RSS Process Maps

The process map links below mirror the structure of the RSS website.  The purpose of these process maps is to visually guide you through the various activities and units associated with the the Research Lifecycle.  

Stage 1 - Funding Opportunities and Research Proposal Support

Stage 2 - Starting A Research Project

Stage 3 - Research Project Induction

Stage 4 - Managing A Research Project

Stage 5 - Research Results


Feedback or suggestions on improvements for the process maps is welcome and  should be forwarded to rss@nuigalway.ie 




Our Location

Postal Address: Research Support Services, Unit 8 Business and Innovation Centre, NUI Galway.

Directions: Enter the University through its new entrance on Newcastle Road, continue forward and take the first left after the Kingfisher gym.  Continue foward until you pass under the Quincentennial Bridge.  The road will veer left immediately after passing under the bridge.  The Research & Innovation Centre is the first building facing you.

Enter the main entrance to the Research & Innovation Centre, turn left, follow the corridor along and the Business and Innovation Centre is located outside the main building facing onto the back exit. 

For further maps and directions to NUI Galway please click here


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Technology Transfer Office

The Ignite Technology Transfer Office (Ignite TTO) explores and facilitates commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, and facilitates industry partnership. Their services assist in the knowledge transfer process for Industry and Investors as well as informing the Research Community at NUI Galway on matters of policy and process.