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Ireland has no policy on use of AI by grant applicants and holders

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There is growing concern that artificial intelligence could compromise research integrity

The Irish research funding agencies Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish Research Council—soon to be amalgamated as Taighde Éireann—have no established policies directly addressing the use of artificial intelligence in grant applications and research.

Although the Irish government has a formal national strategy on AI and is funding AI research projects—such as the recently announced €2.5M Voices project researching women’s lives in 16th and 17th centuries, as well as university spinouts—there is not yet a policy on the use of AI chatbots by grant applicants and holders.

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