Research Engagement at HEAnet

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HEAnet Support for Research

HEAnet delivers high-speed internet connectivity and IT shared services to all levels of the Irish education sector and connects Irish researchers to fellow national educational and research networks in Europe, the USA and the rest of the world.

A key strategic goal for HEAnet is to work closely with the research community to

  • support the development of Research Infrastructures
  • foster collaborations and access to funding opportunities
  • facilitate access to opportunities for advancing Open Science and Research Data Management in Irish universities, Institutes of Technology and research centres in general

Our Research Services

Researchers can avail of various services which are particularly relevant to their academic research.

Click on the images below to learn more about each of the services.

Accelerate Connectivity Programme

Azure ExpressRoute

Multi-Domain VPN

Point-to-Point Links



EOSC - Ireland


Development of Research Infrastructures

Research News

Case Studies & Collaborations

Looking back at our 2023 achievements

2023 was another successful year for Research Engagement at HEAnet.


“UCD IT Services partnership with HEAnet enabled the delivery of essential services to researchers. Thanks to HEAnet and GÉANT, researchers have now the tools they need and the ability to focus on their research without having to spend time in lengthy and complex procurements.”

Fred Clarke Head of Research IT, UCD IT Services

“It was a real pleasure working with HEAnet and ICHEC on organising a webinar for researchers. I am impressed with all the opportunities and support for researchers that both HEAnet and ICHEC offer. Thank you to HEAnet and ICHEC, I am looking forward to collaborating further in the future.”

Barry O’Sullivan, Head of Platform Delivery, IT Services UCC

We're here to help

If you are interested to learn more about how HEAnet supports Researchers please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30
Tel: +353 (0)1 6609040