Prof Cathal Walsh, Prof Jim Duggan and Dr Elizabeth Hunter

Insight Networks: Researchers from UL, University of Galway and TU Dublin partner to build on pandemic data insights

Submitted on Friday, 24/02/2023

Insight at UL’s Prof Cathal Walsh, Insight at the University of Galway’s Prof Jim Duggan and Dr Elizabeth Hunter of TU Dublin (all pictured L-R) have teamed up for a project – Consolidating multiple disease models at different scales. Learning from insights across institutions from the pandemic.

This project will continue and consolidate the work of Insight investigators and TU Dublin collaborators who were involved in the Irish Epidemiological Advisory Group (IEMAG) and its response to the recent Covid 19 pandemic.

It was funded as part of Insight’s call for stimulating new collaborations with the Institutes of Technology and the new Technological Universities.

The programme was enacted via an open call for proposals (CfP) issued to all PIs/FIs in Insight. Proposals were independently and rigorously evaluated by a gender balanced team of senior experts drawn from across different HEIs and disciplines, ensuring no conflicts of interest.

Speaking about the initiative at the time, Insight CEO Prof Noel O’Connor said: ‘This is an exciting new development for Insight. We have the opportunity to form research synergies with the agile and dynamic Technological University network. The rigorous selection process ensures that each project passes a high bar for scientific excellence and draws from the widest possible talent pool, with gender balance a priority. Ireland is ambitious – we are growing a world class research corps that will drive projects to transform society, health, technology and industry for the better. This is how we do it.’