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HRB to invest €4.5 million in new research training programme

6 April 2017

The new Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) scheme targets healthcare professionals and others, and will bring a structured approach to research training in the clinical space.[more]

Funding agencies secure €8.8 million for health and social care research

4 April 2017

Health funding agencies in Northern Ireland (HSC R&D) and Ireland (HRB) have secured an €8.8 million investment to fund 10 healthcare intervention trials in Northern Ireland and border region* in Ireland. The funding comes from...[more]

New research integrity code published

28 March 2017

A new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity sets out principles of research integrity, criteria for good research practice, and describes how to prevent violations of research integrity. ALLEA, the European Federation...[more]

Quality evidence to inform patient safety and prescribing quality

21 March 2017

The prescribing of certain inappropriate medications by healthcare professionals is associated with a high risk of adverse drug events in older people in Ireland. In addition, the omission of some recommended medications from...[more]

€10 million funding for research on ageing

7 March 2017

The HRB will award and manage a new €10 million contract for TILDA, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, on behalf of the Department of Health.[more]

Three year cross-border investment in palliative care research

9 February 2017

The Health Research Board and the Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland) will support recruitment of staff to help maximise knowledge transfer of findings into policy and practice.[more]

International recognition for pregnancy research

8 February 2017

Researchers from the HRB-funded Perinatal Ireland scoop two major honours at the word's most prestigious obstetric research meeting, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) annual clinical meeting in the USA.[more]

HRB – Interim Chief Executive appointed

1 February 2017

Dr Mairéad O'Driscoll, will be appointed Interim Chief Executive at the Health Research Board while recruitment for the position is underway. [more]

Wellcome funding into Ireland - New research will investigate diet and 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]

HRB Prize at BT Young Scientist

16 January 2017

Congratulations to Sophie Weldon, Laura Weldon and Emma Kleiser Byrne, from Loreto Secondary School in Balbriggan, County Dublin who won the HRB Special Prize for their project, 'Does consuming certain varieties of potatoes as a...[more]

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