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Michelle Doran

Michelle Doran

Project Manager, National Open Research Forum

Royal Irish Academy


DRI Role

Project Manager, National Open Research Forum



Twitter: @MichelleT_Doran


Dr Michelle Doran is the project manager for the National Open Research Forum (NORF) at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI). In this role, Michelle supports NORF, liaising with projects successful in securing funding from the NORF 2022 Open Research Fund and supporting NORF communications and engagement.

Michelle has a background in research and project management. Prior to this appointment, Michelle was a project officer and research fellow at the Trinity College Dublin, Centre for Digital Humanities (DH@TCD) where she supported the smooth operation of DH@TCD’s suite of national and international research projects, and core academic activities. She also served as Irish Principal Investigator of the UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Network, a project funded by the AHRC/IRC to undertake research and consultation towards the implementation of a permanent Digital Humanities association for the UK and Ireland.

Michelle holds a PhD in Early and Medieval Irish Studies and an MA in Digital Humanities.


Expert/Advisory Roles

Member, Research Data Management DARIAH-EU Working Group, 2019-present.

Member, Digital Methods and Practices Observatory (DiMPO) DARIAH-EU Working Group, 2017-2022.

Member, New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent (NEP4DISSENT), Working Group 5: Mediating Research Through Technology, 2017-2021.

Member, Hub for boosting the responsibility and inclusiveness of ICT enabled research and innovation through constructive interactions with SSH research (HubIT), Board of Experts and Advisory Board, 2017- 2021.

Member, Big Data Value eCosystem (BDVe) Steering Committee, 2017- 2018.


Other Activities

PI, UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Network, 2020-2022.

Member, DARIAH VX Event Programming Committee, 2020.

Peer Reviewer, Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), 2020 - present.

Founding Member, Digital Radical Iterative Editing (DRIVE) Working Group, 2019-2022.