Our Centre

The SFI Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Science is one of six Centres for Research Training (CRTs) funded under a €100M Science Foundation Ireland initiative.

The first PhD training initiative of scale with an all-Ireland remit, the Genomics Data Science CRT will train 115 PhD students across the island of Ireland over the coming seven years, with 15 to be based in Northern Ireland and 100 in the Republic of Ireland. The CRT is a partnership between the National University of Ireland Galway, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University College Cork, Dublin City University and Queen’s University Belfast.


National University of Ireland Galway
University College Dublin
University College Cork
Trinity College Dublin
Royal College of Surgeons Dublin
Queens University Belfast
Dublin City University

Partner Organisations

Connecting with industry, state and non-state organizations across all sectors on which genomics can have an impact, is a foundation of the CRT and will provide our students with opportunities to shape the future of genomics in Ireland. We have established links with companies, charities and non-governmental organisations to support the CRT in training; student recruitment; placements, international networks; management and oversight.

CRT Partner Organisations

Genuity ScienceCofunding; Contribute to governance to ensure relevance of training to needs of industry.
Eirna BioCo-funding; Contribute to governance to ensure relevance
Onk TherapeuticsCo-funding
RocheCo-funding; Management committees
IlluminaManagement committees;  Training
IdentigenContribution to recruitment process;  management committees
NuritasContribution to recruitment
RecombineticsCofunding and advisory role, particularly in gene editing applications
Illumina VenturesContribution to management committees;  Training
PlusVitalContribution to management committees
AlmacContribution to training
Amazon Web ServicesContribution to training
Define TechnologiesCofunding and training
MetabolonContribution to training
NovogeneContribution to training and sequencing services
National Breast Cancer Research Ireland Co-funding 
Crumlin Molecular Diagnostics Service Contribution to governance to ensure relevance and impact; access to clinical samples
Cancer Molecular Diagnostics Contribution to ensuring relevance and impact; access to clinical samples
Clinical Research Development Ireland Contribution to management; Advise on impact on clinical practice
Beaumont Hospital Charity Cofunding
St. Vincent’s Hospital Charity Cofunding
APC Microbiome  Coordination of biotechnology placements; Networking
New York Genome Center  Contribution to management; Networking
ELIXIR  Contribution to training & access to training networks
Teagasc Access to equipment and research support.
HDR UK  Networking
Joint Genome Institute Access to equipment and research support; networking
Údarás na Gaeltachta cofunding, Public engagement with genomics through Irish
University of Notre Dame’s Global Centre Placements and training

CRT Equality Diversity and Inclusion policy

The CRT Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee has developed a CRT EDI policy document which can be found  here