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Your Research Profile

Learn more about promoting your research online

What is the Research Support System?

The Research Support System (RSS) allows Trinity College Dublin staff and research postgraduates to maintain and update their research profiles. The RSS is a single location for all TCD research activity.

Your RSS profile is key for showcasing your research. Information from the RSS is used to populate public-facing webpages including:

The RSS is also used for several internal processes, including:

  • Promotion and probation processes
  • Faculty Research Metrics
  • Reporting and analytics
  • College Calendar publications list

Regularly updating your RSS profile will help to save you time when you need to use your profile for any of these purposes, while also allowing you to showcase your work through the TCD website.

How to use the RSS

To learn about the RSS please join our Blackboard course "Research Support System and TARA training". You can simply self-enrol by searching for module code "rss_tara".

If you would like to arrange a one-to-one or group training session, or if you have any questions about the RSS, please contact

ORCID and the Research Support System

You can connect your ORCID ID to your RSS profile to make updating both profiles easier.

To connect your ORCID ID to your RSS profile:

  • To log in to the RSS, go to and enter your TCD username and password
  • Click on Your CV
  • On the right side of the page, click on the edit button () to add your ORCID number
  • Click the Register or Connect your ORCID iD link
  • Log in to your ORCID account and select Authorize
  • Back in the RSS, click Allow the RSS to update your ORCID Personal Data, and select Authorize again. 
  • Back in the RSS again, click on Allow the RSS to update your ORCID Research Activity Data and click Authorize again.
  • Now that your ORCID is connected, click on the ORCID Home link at the bottom of the page.
  • From here, you can send your RSS publications to your ORCID profile, or you can import your publications and other information from ORCID to the RSS.