Indecon International Research Economists have been appointed by the EPA to undertake an independent interim review of the EPA Research Programme 2014 – 2020. As part of our analysis, we believe it is useful to obtain inputs from researchers who applied for but did not obtain funding under the programme. We would therefore be very appreciative if you could complete the Information Request below.

All information will be treated as confidential and in accordance with the EPA Privacy Policy (which is available on the EPA website) and our obligations under Data Protection Law. All information collected will be aggregated with the responses from other respondents.

Background Details of the Research Group

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* 1. Please indicate the name of the university and research group where you are based:

Details of Project(s) Funded under EPA Research Programme 2014-2020

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* 2. Did you apply under the 2018 Open Call?

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* 3. How many proposals have you submitted under the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020?

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* 4. What was the title(s) of the project(s) for which you applied for funding under the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020?

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* 5. Please indicate the area(s) where the research was focused:

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* 6. Had you applied to any other funding source for your Research Project(s) prior to applying to EPA?

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* 7. What was the amount of total funding for which you applied for from the EPA Research Programme for your project(s)? (€)

Informing Policy and Dissemination of Research

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* 8. When you were applying for EPA funding, how aware were you of EPA’s objective to ensure the dissemination of research funded under this programme to each of the following audiences/channels:

  Very Aware Aware Neither Aware nor Unaware Unaware
Domestic Policymakers
International policymakers
General public through media
Research via Peer-reviewed Journals
Research via Academic conferences
Enterprise/Industry
Development in your Project Subsequent to EPA Decision

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* 9. Did you subsequently apply for funding for your project from other sources?  If so, were you successful in receiving funding?

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* 10. If successful, what source of funding did you receive for your project(s)?

Views on EPA Research Programme Application Process

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* 11. Please indicate your views on the following aspects of EPA Research Programme compared to other research funding schemes.

  Much Better than Other Organisations Better than Other Organisations Similar Worse than Other Organisations Much Worse than Other Organisations Don't Know
Application Guidance Documentation
Transparency and Fairness of the application process
Appropriateness of selection criteria
Administrative procedures
Time involved in overall application process
Peer review process
Communications between EPA and Researchers
Quality of Feedback Provided

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* 12. Based on your current knowledge of the EPA Research Programme, would you apply for future funding from a similar EPA funded programme?

Suggestions for Changes / Enhancement in Programme

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* 13. Please indicate any views you have on emerging issues since the EPA Research strategy was published in 2014 which you believe should be incorporated into future development of the EPA Research Programme:

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* 14. Please indicate your views on any opportunities which exist to add further value, impact and influence from the research outputs funded under the programme:

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* 15. Please specify any other potential improvements which you think could be made in the overall EPA Research Programme for supporting researchers and applied environmental policy relevant research in Ireland:

Other Comments

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* 16. Please indicate below any further comments you may have in relation to the EPA Research Programme:



Thank you. We are very grateful to you for your valuable assistance with the above.

 
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All information will be treated as strictly confidential and will be aggregated with the results from the researchers. No individual information will be released to the EPA or to any parties.  If you have any queries re this survey please do not hesitate to contact Hugh Hennessy at Indecon 01-6777144 or email hhennessy@indecon.ie.

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