‌There is a group of core permanent staff from development, administrative and technical areas to support Ryan Institute researchers. This makes it a highly effective mechanism for encouraging collaboration, supporting multi-disciplinary research projects and collaborative funding applications, and assisting with promotion and outreach activities.

The Institute’s footprint is spread over two main buildings on the NUI Galway Campus – the Orbsen Building and the Martin Ryan Building – and three off-campus facilities – the Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station, the Carna Research Station, and the Máirín de Valéra Carron Field Research Station. These facilities provide an essential platform for effective terrestrial, marine, and atmospheric studies.