Thursday, 24 October 2013

Ceisteanna (193)

Eric J. Byrne


193. Deputy Eric Byrne asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his views on the multiple independent procurements of research grant management software by agencies under the control of his Department and the total cost to the taxpayer of these systems; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the same supplier has supplied all but one of these systems and that all are complaint with EU Commission standards on the exchange of research information and are all capable of being integrated into one grant management system as has been done in the United States and the United Kingdom with the consequent savings that produces; the reason despite the existence of a national research platform report, no progress has been made on the implementation of an integrated national research platform; and if his attention has been drawn to the consequent diversion of resources in research bodies HEs and others to the management of these multiple systems and away from the proper good governance of public resources spent on research. [45570/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The information requested in the question is being compiled and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible.