UCC Giving Back

UCC "Giving Back" HR Excellence in Research

In an effort to assist other Universities with the HR Excellence in Research process UCC wishes to "give back" by sharing our experience with Universities throughout Europe. One of the main reasons UCC has chosen to give back to the HR Excellence in Research Community is to show our gratitude for the benefits that this process has brought to UCC. We hope to help other organisations access the same benefits as we did. We also believe that the best way to thank those who have helped us along the way is to pay it forward by helping other organisations.

This programme is also a wonderful opportunity to network and meet other professionals who may be facing the same issues as you with regards to organisational implementation of HRS4R thus creating valuable connections for the future.

To this end UCC will run a free three day programme on HR Excellence in Research next April 2020 ( dates are  April 28 - 30th 2020).  In April we also host our annual HR Researcher Conference  which coincides with the last day of the training (there is no registration fee for this either).  Places are limited to 25 so its on a first come first served basis.

To book your place please contact marykate.oregan@ucc.ie  

We believe that the programme followed by the conference will be of interest to participants as an example of HR Excellence in Research in action. 

Topics covered in the HR Excellence in Research Programme include:


  • How to communicate the coherence between the gap analysis and the action plan
  • Tips, frequent mistakes and some issues to consider

 The Interim Assessment

  • Internal Review and External Assessment
  • Progress and Quality of Actions
  • Accompanying measures e.g. embedding


  • OTM-R and related initiatives
  • What is expected in terms of achievements?


  • UCC Story so far....
  • Advantages HRS4R brings to your organisation
  • "What I look for in an application" by a Lead HR Excellence in Research External Assessor


To provide context and examples of how UCC's Research Support Functions all work together the programme will also include speakers from UCC's Research Support Services and other areas of the University.


All participants will be responsible for their own accommodation, travel expenses etc.



Department of Human Resources - HR Research

Ground Floor, Block E, Food Science Building, UCC