Please read our RSDP Booklet 2018-2019 for detailed information on the modules and workshops within the Research Skills Development Programme.

*Please note that the venue for all GST1: Professional Development & Employability workshops has been changed to Room 1.37: Training & Education Lab, Iontas Building.*

The aim of the Research Skills Development Programme (RSDP) is to provide training supports for researchers in Maynooth University, including the development of transferable skills such as leadership, management and communication. The objective is to draw on the expertise of the Graduate Studies Office and the Research Development Office, in conjunction with faculties, departments and other training units within the university and, where appropriate, external experts.
Modules and courses that are currently being offered by the Graduate Studies Office and the Research Development Office aim to assist all researchers within the university to acquire the skills and experience necessary to become independent academic researchers and to develop their careers in multiple settings beyond academia. The programme is broken down into nine main thematic areas, as indicated below. Depending on the nature of the training, sessions are open to research students, post-doctoral researchers and academic staff.

Please click on the tabs below to browse courses by thematic area.

Students who wish to receive credit for accredited modules must register for the modules via their Student Web Portal. If issues arise with registering via the Student Web Portal, please contact

Research students who wish to receive credit for the modules GST1: Professional Development & Employability and GST2: Finding Information for your Thesis must attend a minimum of six sessions and submit a learning diary to their supervisor. Prospective participants must register for individual workshops they wish to attend, whether or not they wish to receive credit. This can be done via online registration forms linked in the tabs below.