Communicating Research

We are passionate about communicating the work of the EPA Research programme to our stakeholders and the wider public.

Every year we both run and attend a number of environmental research events, publish a range of research reports, send a quarterly newsletter to our subscribers and are active on social media, particularly Twitter.

We are always willing to help communicate the work of EPA funded projects, as well as other events and activities that the research community may be interested in.

If you would like us to assist in any way possible with communicating the work of a project, event or activity, please send an email to research@epa.ie and we will always strive to be of assistance.

The infographic below gives details of key figures for 2016.

You can download and print it here

This infographic gives details of the EPA Research Programme figures for 2016

Supporting EPA-Funded researchers to communicate their work

One of the main goals of the EPA Research Strategy 2014 – 2020 is to increase communications and awareness of the research funded by the EPA Research Programme. The knowledge generated by EPA Research can help Irish people make better choices about their futures - from the government using our knowledge and data to inform their policy making, to enabling individual citizens to make more sustainable and healthier decisions in their daily lives.

For this reason, we require a Communication Plan to be prepared for all new projects (except projects funded as part of the Green Enterprise Programme) and fellowships funded from the 2014 research call onwards. 

A communications plan is a core document within a project management plan. 
A good communications plan will give the researcher or project team a focus on the messages of the project and will build credibility and visibility for both the organisation undertaking the research and the EPA. For the purposes of EPA-funded research fellowships and projects, all communication plans should contain the following headings:

  • Stakeholders
  • Key Messages
  • Outputs
  • Channels
  • SMART Goals
  • Budget
  • Evaluation

A full set of guidelines and a communication plan template have been prepared to assist you in preparing your plan.

If you require any assistance with communicating your project events and outputs, please email research@epa.ie