Research Bursary: Joe’s Algorythms

Joe Horan was County Manager of South Dublin County Council from 2002 to 2012, and during this time, he was a strong and valued friend to CDI.  His commitment to improving outcomes for children, underpinned by a capacity to think and act creatively, enabled him to drive numerous developments and support a range of initiatives, of which CDI is just one.

A self-confessed data-nerd, Joe was the driver of public services using geo-mapping as a planning and communication tool; he drew on expertise from a variety of sources and effortlessly picked up approaches which could be readily integrated, with the potential to transform the utilisation of and accountability for, public expenditure.

Joe was a firm advocate of evidence-informed decision making processes, and the meaningful collection and review of service data.

For many of us who worked with Joe, his mantra regarding these key principles, continues to echo.  We hope this bursary will keep that echo alive.

Bursaries:

A grant of €2,000 will be made available to the successful individual or organisation who can demonstrate how the utilisation of existing data can help improve the lives of children and young people in Tallaght.

The criteria on which submissions will be assessed are:-

  • Relevance for the Tallaght community;
  • Type, breadth and depth of existing data to be utilised;
  • How the research project will seek to improve the lives of children and young people in Tallaght.
Intellectual Property Rights:

Any Intellectual Property (IP) developed, acquired, made or discovered by you during the Term of the Agreement, which arises in the provision of the Services in connection with or in any way affecting or relating to the business of CDI shall belong to and be the absolute property of CDI (the ‘CDI IP’). You hereby assign to CDI the CDI IP for their full term throughout the world. CDI hereby grant a royalty free, non-transferable, non exclusive licence to you to utilise the CDI IP subject to the necessary protections which may arise under relevant legislation, including Data Protection Legislation.  In addition, the parties hereby agree to grant upon request a royalty free, non-transferable, non exclusive licence to The Department of Children and Youth Affairs, The Atlantic Philanthropies and their agents to utilise the CDI IP subject to the necessary protections which may arise under relevant legislation, including Data Protection Legislation.

You, if and whenever required to do so (whether during or after the termination of this Agreement), shall at the request and expense of CDI do all things necessary, execute such deeds and documents and provide all such assistance to enable CDI to obtain and maintain the benefit of all rights in the CDI IP in any part of the world.

You agree you will, at CDI’s expense, exercise any moral rights they have or may have in any Intellectual Property against such third party or parties as CDI may reasonably request from time to time and you further agree not to exercise such moral rights against CDI, its employees, servants or agents.

You hereby irrevocably appoint CDI to be attorney in your name to execute any such documentation and to do such things for the purpose of giving to CDI the full benefit of the provisions of this Clause 5 and a certificate in writing in favour of any third party signed by any Director or the Secretary of CDI that any instrument or act falls within the authority hereby conferred shall be conclusive evidence that such is the case.

Submission Process:

Please complete and submit the accompanying Application Form, with a CV for the lead researcher and referees, to the address below by Friday February 5th, 2018

Applications should be submitted by email to:

Marian Quinn

CEO

marian@twcdi.ie