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HRB report focuses on services for people with physical and sensory disability

29 May 2007

Figures released today by the Health Research Board (HRB) show that 9 out of 10 people registered on the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database (NPSDD) were receiving services in June 2006. However, despite high levels...[more]

€20 million investment for a new clinical research facility in Galway

20 May 2007

The Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) have announced that they will jointly fund the establishment of a Clinical Research Facility in Galway. The aim of the HRB/HSE Clinical Research Facility...[more]

Leading consultants get €6.5 million for dedicated research time

14 May 2007

Four leading Irish consultants have just been awarded a total of €6.5 million by the Health Research Board (HRB) to dedicate a significant portion of their time to conducting research in their specialised field over the next five...[more]

€2 million funding to increase charity led research into rare diseases

1 April 2007

Mary Harney, Minister for Health and Children, will today announce 33 novel research projects to improve patient health which will be funded through a new joint funding scheme co-ordinated by the Medical Research Charities Group...[more]

50,000 babies to benefit each year from ?3.9 million research investment by Health Research Board

7 March 2007

A new all-Ireland clinical research consortium, Perinatal Ireland*, has received ?3.9m from the Health Research Board (HRB). The funding will provide essential ultrasound equipment and support staff to carry out a research...[more]

€5 million for Irish researchers to participate in leading global autism genome project

18 February 2007

The Health Research Board (HRB) has provided funding for Irish researchers to participate in a leading international consortium* that aims to find the genes that contribute to the risk of developing autism. The Autism Genome...[more]

Community residential mental health services - A time for change

15 February 2007

The first comprehensive study of community residential mental health services will be launched today by the Mental Health Commission. The study was carried out by a research team at the Health Research Board (HRB). Findings...[more]

HRB award €1.5 million for research to help tackle MRSA in Ireland

19 January 2007

The Health Research Board (HRB) has awarded a €1.5 million grant to a new multi-disciplinary research team that will investigate and help tackle health-care associated infections (HCAI), such as meticillin-resistant...[more]

Traditional psychiatric hospitals should be closed by 2010 according to latest census figures from the HRB

21 December 2006

The number of people resident in psychiatric units and hospitals has fallen by 83% in the past 23 years from 19,801 in 1963 to just 3,389 in 2006. These figures were revealed today in a new census of Irish Psychiatric Units and...[more]

Latest European drug facts, figures and analysis released today Health Research Board puts the Irish drug situation in context.

23 November 2006

The latest facts and figures on drug use across Europe, and by country, will be released by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) today in its Annual Report 2006. The report includes information on...[more]

HRB supports the need for a 'step change' in health research in Ireland

22 November 2006

The Health Research Board (HRB) has welcomed the publication of a new report on developing policy for health research by the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation. The report will be launched today by Mary...[more]

Activities of Irish psychiatric hospitals and units 2005

8 November 2006

The number of admissions to Irish psychiatric units and hospitals continued to fall in 2005. There were 21,253 admissions in 2005, down from 22,400 in 2004 ? a decrease of 5.1%. Re-admissions constituted 72% of all admissions....[more]

Latest discoveries from an investment of ?5 million in Irish health research

7 November 2006

The Health Research Board (HRB) has launched the 2006 edition of a Picture of Health. The book showcases some of the most recent and innovative breakthroughs in health research funded by the HRB. The stories have come from sixty...[more]

Roadmap for European Research Infrastructure published HRB plays leading role

3 November 2006

HRB CEO chairs Working Group. The HRB welcomes the publication of the first European Roadmap for Research Infrastructure. HRB Chief Executive, Dr Ruth Barrington, played a key role in the production of this document as Chair of...HRB plays leading role">[more]

Enduring mental illness - families identify the services they need to cope

25 October 2006

People with a mental illness do get well, and can recover their functioning in the community. People who have a family member with an enduring mental illness feel socially isolated and want to promote the fact that people with a...[more]

Ireland takes centre stage in health research world

22 October 2006

The Cochrane Colloquium first meeting in Ireland. More than 800 health practitioners, patients, information specialists, carers and policy makers from 40 different countries will converge on Dublin from 23 to 26 October to...[more]

Health Research Board reviews levels of blood-borne viruses among injecting drug users in Ireland

15 October 2006

The number of injecting drug users with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C is higher now than in early nineties. The number of injecting drug users with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C is higher now than in early nineties according...[more]

Provision of care for people with an intellectual disability is at its highest level since records began

12 October 2006

Despite record levels of service provision,the demand for full-time residential services is now at its highest level since 2001. The provision of day care and full-time residential care services for people with an intellectual...[more]

Quality PhD training a key focus of new HRB funding

17 August 2006

HRB launches second call from 3rd level institutions. The Health Research Board has taken further action to increase number and quality of PhD researchers in Ireland by launching a second call to invite institutions to run an HRB...[more]

Irish patients to benefit from ?108 million funding programme to develop clinical research infrastructure in Ireland and the UK

4 July 2006

A team of Irish researchers in Dublin has secured a major grant to develop a clinical research centre that will strengthen experimental medicine and ultimately improve the health of patients. The Health Research Board has teamed...[more]

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