Research and Innovation Strategy



Explore our policy work on research and innovation strategy

We inform government strategy by responding to inquiries, releasing position statements on the issues that matter to our members, and engaging with government to champion the contribution of microbiology in policy-making.

Consultation responses


Position statements 

  • Science for Ireland: Time for an Ambitious Research and Innovation Strategy

    As a follow-up to our position statement ‘Science for Ireland: Propelling Research and Innovation Success’, we have written an open letter to the Irish Government on their research and innovation strategy. The Microbiology Society has 270 active members in the Republic of Ireland, and over 430 on the entire island of Ireland, all of whom are affected by the issues that we highlight in this letter.

  • Science for Ireland: Propelling Research and Innovation Success

    We call for the Government of Ireland, as it develops the successor to Innovation 2020 - the country’s strategy for research and development, science and technology - to set out an ambitious, long-term vision for science, society and the economy.

  • Position statement on Open Access

    Open Access is part of the wider Open Science movement, which calls for greater transparency in the creation of and greater public access to scientific methods, data, and results. Open Access specifically refers to the free availability online of research outputs, including peer reviewed journal articles such as those published by the Microbiology Society.


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