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What we are

The Health Research Board (HRB) is a statutory agency under the aegis of the Department of Health. As the lead agency in Ireland responsible for supporting and funding health research, information and evidence, we are motivated and inspired by our vision;

Healthy people through excellent research and applied knowledge

Front cover of HRB Strategy 2016-2020

Between now and 2020, our mission has two complementary aspects:

  • to improve people’s health and
  • to enhance healthcare delivery.

To achieve these aims, we will lead and support excellent research, and we will generate relevant knowledge and promote its application in policy and practice.

We are determined to see the research that we fund translated into real benefits for people, to see significant transformation in the system of healthcare delivery, and to see economic returns arising from healthcare innovation and economic development.

In a nutshell

Health research saves lives. It is central to improving people’s health and is key to delivering many objectives of the health system.

Over the period of our current strategy 2016-2020, we will continue to focus on those areas and activities with the greatest potential to bring benefits to patients and the Irish population.

We have a dedicated microsite which explains in both outline form and in detail what our Strategy 2016-2020 will deliver.

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