Head of Research Policy / Science Foundation Ireland
Dr Marion Boland is the Head of Research Policy at Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), a statutory body in the Republic of Ireland with responsibility for funding oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a strategic focus.
Marion manages a diverse portfolio of policy related areas, including Open Science, Data management, Research Integrity, State aid, Grant Terms & Conditions and SFI’s Gender Strategy.
As a signatory of Plan S, Marion represents SFI in cOALition S as Chair of the Taskforce on monitoring the effects of Plan S.
Marion holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Cancer Research/University of London. Prior to joining SFI, Marion held research positions at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Alberta, University of Cambridge and as a lecturer in Molecular Oncology in the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast.