Designing Powerful Software Solutions since 2004

At VIDATUM, we understand the complex world of research and grant management. Since 2004, we have been helping universities and institutions streamline their processes through our specialized software and services.

At the heart of our success is a commitment to technical expertise and personalized client relationships. With a clear vision in mind, our founders, Shafiq Far and Simon Cullen, have assembled a team of talented specialists who strive to be at the forefront of technological advancements in the research sector. Together, we continue to refine and improve our platform, adding new features and capabilities to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

Our flagship offering, VIDATUM Academic, is a comprehensive suite of applications designed to simplify research activities, grant applications, project costing, academic timesheets, and even research recruitment. We are proud to say that our software solutions have been implemented in most of Ireland’s top universities. We are headquartered in Ireland with offices in Europe and the Middle East.

We are members of, partnered with, or supported by
euroCRIS, ARMA, Oracle, Microsoft and Enterprise Ireland.

Our People

Simon Cullen

Co-Founder and Director

As one of the founders, Simon brings a deep background in computer science and extensive experience in building enterprise software. He has been instrumental in leading the development of our VIDATUM’s cutting-edge solution. He is passionate about using technology to simplify complex processes and improve research outcomes, making him a driving force behind our company.

Shafiq Far

Co-Founder and Technical Director 

Shafiq, the co-founder of VIDATUM,  brings a wealth of experience in crafting and overseeing software solutions for clients across diverse industries. As a visionary technical architect, he is committed to revolutionising research management through innovative technology applications. Shafiq’s relentless dedication has been instrumental in making research processes more efficient and effective for our clients.

Niveen El-Far

Senior Project Manager

Niveen brings over 20 years of extensive experience in Project Management, Marketing, Communications, and Client Relationship Management. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. Niveen’s professional journey has been marked by her exceptional skills in managing complex projects and nurturing client relationships, making her a valuable asset to our team.

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