The GR3C (Governance Risk and Compliance Competence Centre) is a multi-disciplinary, industry-led research centre hosted by Cork University Business School (CUBS) at University College Cork (UCC).

The centre’s roots are in Ireland’s Technology Centre Programme and its core technologies were developed with over 5 year’s of research funding from Enterprise Ireland and the IDA. The GR3C and centre of excellence for innovation and research in semantic technology and AI/NLP-based RegTech for GRC in a range of industries including financial services. It is currently undertaking a number of Enterprise Ireland funded projects.

The GR3C’s mission is to undertake business-focused research and development (R&D) for the benefit of Irish industry and international stakeholders. Its objective is to provide innovative RegTech solutions, based on semantic technologies, artificial intelligence (AI)/natural language programming (NLP) to the GRC problems confronting firms globally. Regulatory Compliance and Risk, Operational Risk, Conduct Risk, Money Laundering Risk, and CyberRisk are key research themes

The Team

The Centre is led by Professor Tom Butler. Multi-disciplinary researchers currently include:

  • Dr Mary Daly
  • Dr Selja Seppala
  • Leona O’Brien
  • Patrick O’Sullivan
  • Dr. Angelina Espinoza Limon

Associate researchers include Dr Marcello Ceci, Dr Tabassum Naz, and Dr Firas Al-Khalil.