DC09 – Fair data exploitation principles and framework

The objective for this position is to develop fair data exploitation principles by design, underpinned by the principle of data sovereignty and to guarantee fair value attribution to data owners. FAIR in terms of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. A framework will be developed which includes the FAIR requirements to store and share the farm data. The stored and shared farm data will be discoverable with metadata, always available and obtainable, will be syntactically parse able, sufficiently described, and shared.

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Host Organisation: Teagasc – Agriculture and Food Development Authority (TEAG), Ireland

PhD awarding University: National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM)

Teagasc is the Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and wider bioeconomy to underpin profitability, competitiveness, and sustainability. Teagasc is a unique organisation: a research institute fully integrated with advisory, education and training services for farmers and the rural economy with more than 40 research centres, offices and farms around Ireland. Teagasc is an applied research organisation, focused on the needs of the Irish agri-food industry and currently hosts 140 PhD candidates. Teagasc involvement in EnTrust is led through the Department of Agrifood Business and Spatial Analysis which is part of the Rural Economy and Development Programme (REDP) in Teagasc. The department is co-located in Dublin and Athenry, Galway

To read more about the Teagasc – Agriculture and Food Development Authority please check the website


The applicants need to meet several requirements to be eligible for this position.

Mobility rule: Researchers can be of any nationality, but they are required to undertake physical, transnational mobility (i.e., move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Consequently, applicants for this position will have to move their centre of life to the greater area of host beneficiaries’ country. Additionally, researchers shall not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention97 will not be considered for the mobility rule.

Doctoral Researchers (DRs) rule: Applicants at the date of recruitment, must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.


  • Hold a Master’s degree
  • Meet the admission requirements of the doctorate degree program of the corresponding university of this position
  • Language Skills: Applicants should have professional knowledge in (Scientific) English language and ideally basic knowledge in the host beneficiary country (if it is in the criteria by the host beneficiary).

How to apply?

All Candidates must apply electronically and follow the instructions to fill the details and compile the documents in one pdf file, following the order:

  • Completed application form (available at above online link)
  • Cover Letter
  • A detailed Curricula Vitae (CV) of maximum 3 pages
  • Master’s degree transcripts that are validated
  • Any additional documents that prove the eligibility for the corresponding doctorate degree program
  • Proof of sufficient English language skills
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Proof of current residency/residence country (i.e., official document with the applicant’s name, surname, and address).

Note 1: Please be informed that the application must be written in English.
Note 2: Applicants can apply for up to a maximum of three Doctoral positions.


All Entrust DCs will be internationally recruited for a period of 36 months, will receive full-time employment contracts, will be enrolled in a PhD programme and actively participate in the Entrust Training Programme. Entrust will provide training equivalent to 30 ECTS over the duration of the programme.
The candidate is supposed to study and pass successfully numerous of doctoral courses and to design and execute an advanced research project that will constitute the doctoral dissertation


Aine Regan, Teagasc – Agriculture and Food Development Authority (TEAG)
Stuart Green, Teagasc – Agriculture and Food Development Authority (TEAG)

Secondment Plan:

Secondment to Singular Logic (SL) in month 15 for 3 months, to evaluate the data exploitation framework

Intersectoral Secondment supervisors:

Professor Markus Helfert -National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM)
Dr. Stamatia Rizou -Singular Logic (SL)

Contract Type: Fixed term – 36 months
Contact Term: Full-time

Opening of the Online Application: 14 March 2023
Application Deadline: 07 May 2023

For more information, please contact Dr Aine Regan via aine.regan@teagasc.ie or Dr Stuart Green stuart.green@teagasc.ie