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Access all areas: HRB introduces new approach to publishing research results

25 October 2017

The Health Research Board (HRB) is to launch a new publishing platform that will enable HRB–funded researchers to publish all research outputs quickly, in an open and transparent way.[more]

Blood transfusions in critically ill patients – ‘freshest’ blood not necessarily the best

27 September 2017

A new clinical trial called TRANSFUSE, has found the age of transfused blood cells did not impact patient survival rates among critically ill adults. The findings end speculation that fresher blood may be superior for critically...[more]

Opportunity knocks for talented health researchers and professionals

15 August 2017

The new HRB Emerging Investigator Awards will enable researchers at the mid stage of their career to shift gear to become independent investigators. The HRB is investing €8.3 million through this scheme to support 11 researchers...[more]

HRB publish latest data from Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals

25 July 2017

Young people, single people and depression continue to dominate admissions for psychiatric care.[more]

Alcohol treatment in Ireland: HRB publishes latest figures

3 July 2017

Latest alcohol treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show 56,702 cases were treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland between 2009 and 2015. Treated cases increased from 7,993 in 2009, to 8,876 in 2011, then...[more]

Disability Services - new HRB reports examine current service use and future demand

21 June 2017

The Health Research Board (HRB) will publish two reports today (21 June 2017) which review the latest information available* on services that people with a disability received during 2016, along with estimates of the type of...[more]

HRB compares the Irish drug situation with the rest of Europe

6 June 2017

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will publish the European drug report 2017: trends and developments today. The European report provides a snapshot on the latest trends across the 28 EU member...[more]

Funding to involve public in the research process from the start

30 May 2017

The Health Research Board and Irish Research Council have announced a new €1.75 million initiative to help researchers involve the public at the very start of the health research process. It is the first of its kind in Ireland. [more]

HRB publishes latest figures on treated drug use in Ireland 2009 – 2015

10 May 2017

Latest drug treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show that a total of 61,439 cases were treated for problem drug use in Ireland between 2009 and 2015. Treated cases increased from 7,479 cases in 2009, to 9,892...[more]

Health Research Board invests €7.6 million in new projects

27 April 2017

Two new schemes will support 15 projects which range from topics like resource allocation in dementia care, to whether aspirin can help control diabetes in early pregnancy.[more]

HRB seeks public input on research proposals

2 March 2017

The Health Research Board is inviting members of the public to review aspects of the health research proposals they receive. [more]

New research will investigate how changing diet affects kidney disease

26 January 2017

Dr Andrew Smyth, NUI Galway has secured a prestigious Wellcome Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship award through the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Partnership to carry out a clinical trial to determine the effect of dietary modification on...[more]

Research funding boost to support career development, collaboration and public engagement

15 December 2016

For the first time, two Irish universities have tapped into the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund; Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) have each secured €1.1 million through this...[more]

Health Research Board publish latest drug-related deaths figures

13 December 2016

The latest figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show that almost two people died each day in Ireland during 2014 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use. A total of 697* people died in 2014...[more]

Intellectual Disability Services - HRB publish latest figures on current use and future demand

29 September 2016

The Health Research Board (HRB) today published the Annual Report of the National Intellectual Disability Database Committee 2015. The report, based on data from 28,108 people, highlights service provision levels in 2015 along...[more]

Expanding Ireland’s involvement in clinical trials

29 September 2016

More Irish people will have access to multi-centre clinical trials as a result of HRB Clinical Research Coordination Ireland (HRB -CRCI) which is officially launched today. The hub will be central to building Ireland’s reputation...[more]

Mild oxygen deficits to the brain at birth shown to impact long term IQ and rate of disability

20 September 2016

A new HRB-funded study, shows that a mild blood or oxygen deficit at birth, which leads to a condition called Hypoxic Ischaematic Encephalopathy (HIE) can result in children having lower IQ than their peers at the age of five and...[more]

Minister Harris announces a new programme to advance clinical research capability among doctors

13 September 2016

A team of Irish clinical academics have secured one of seven major awards that have been made across the UK and Ireland by Wellcome*. The scheme, which will be known as Wellcome – HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme,...[more]

Immune system plays major role in regulation of body weight

1 September 2016

New research involving a team of Irish, American and Canadian researchers reveals that the immune system could be responsible for as much as 40% of our body’s ability to regulate weight.[more]

Irish researchers performing well in European Health Research

15 July 2016

Irish health researchers have secured over €31million in funding from Europe’s flagship research programme, Horizon 2020 as part of the €275 million draw down by Ireland, announced by Minister for Skills, Training and Innovation,...[more]

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