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Accessibility of this website

The HRB is committed to making its website, and its work in general, fully accessible to all.

Please contact the Accessibility Officer on e-mail or phone +353 1 2345000 if you have any difficulties in accessing any content on this website.

General Information

Where ever possible all new content published to this site is published in accessible HTML.  If it is not, we will make all reasonable efforts to provide the content in an accessible format.

All HRB publications are freely available in hard or soft copy. (There may be a few  exceptions in the case of some very old publications.)

Hard copies can simply be requested from the HRB.  Our Contact Us page has full contact details.  Documents can also be provided in alternative formats should you require, although it may take a few weeks to get them to you.

Portable Document Format (PDF)

Many documents of this site are only availabe to download in PDF format.  This requires you to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.  This is available from the Adobe website.

Link to free Adobe Reader software
Access Keys

No access keys have been activated on our website.  Each major browser has its own set of access and shortcut keys and we have decided not to risk overriding those keys.

Some general information on the access features of the major web browsers can be found at the following links:

General Information

The site had been constructed in accordance with recognised international standards - the World Wide Web Consortium WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.  This site has been designed to meet priority 1 and priority 2 checkpoints.

Additionally the site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout, and pages are designed to validate as xhtml 1.0 Transitional.  This ensures that content is available across the widest range of web browsers and devices.

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If you have any complaints to make about the accessibility of this website or the services provided by the HRB they should be made to the Access Officer (contact details available at the top of this page).  All complaints will be dealt with in accordance with the HRB Customer Service Charter.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of that process you may appeal that decison to the Inquiry Officer, Mr Kevin Roantree.

Mr. Kevin Roantree
Director of Corporate Functions
Health Research Board / An Bord Taighde Slainte
Grattan House
67-72 Lower Mount Street
Dublin 2
D02 H638

Tel: (01) 2345135
Email: kroantree(at)

Following from this if you are still unhappy with the way that the HRB dealt with your complaint you have the statutory right to make a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman.

Office of the Ombudsman
18 Lower Leeson Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6395600 or 1890 223 030