Royal Irish Academy (External organisation)

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RIA Academic Board

Aims  To build public engagement and understanding of scholarly activities in the sciences, humanities and social sciences  To strengthen the contribution and influence of scholarly knowledge and academic research in public discussion and the making of public policy  To approach its activities on an all-island basis Duties of the Academic Board  To advise the Academy, and facilitate its actions and responses, with respect to realising its strategic aims of public engagement and policy involvement  To provide guidance and support to the committees and to provide an environment for collaboration across the disciplines  To keep Council informed of the activities of the committees through annual reports  To promote a funding and policy environment conducive to the development of all its disciplines  To liaise with the Policy Oversight Group in coordination of relevant activities Specific Responsibilities The Academic Board will:  Advise on activities proposed by the Academy multidisciplinary Committees, propose and direct themes and interdisciplinary projects, giving due consideration to prioritisation and allocation of resources Liaise with the Policy Oversight Group in an annual Horizon Scanning activity to identify strategic issues the Academy may usefully engage with  Present an annual report to Council on the activities of the Academic Board and the multidisciplinary Committees Make proposals for at least two discourses every year (under the theme(s) identified) Encourage project and event proposals that promote interdisciplinary approaches in addressing issues of national importance Liaise with the Policy Oversight Group in the co- ordination of relevant activities Consider activities that promote a funding and policy environment conducive to the development of all its disciplines  Organise briefing sessions for key stakeholders, where particular expertise is available Invite representatives of external agencies and bodies to present to the Board, as deemed appropriate
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