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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]

Workshop: FAIR data stewardship for Open Science

21 December 2016

Do you want to increase the value and impact of research data? The HRB is hosting a two day workshop on 16-17 January 2017 to introduce the HRB research community and librarians to the essentials of FAIR Data Stewardship, which...[more]

HRB publish inpatient psychiatric unit and hospital census data

20 December 2016

The report presents the census data from psychiatric units and hospitals on 31 March 2016 including details such as demographics, diagnosis, length-of-stay. It also looks at some of the key trends in these areas over the past 50...[more]

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

15 December 2016

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) are the first Irish universities to tap into the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund securing €1.1 million each.[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]

Funding eligibility to be linked to gender equality accreditation

10 December 2016

The Health Research Board and other Irish research funding agencies, including the Irish Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland, will require higher education institutions to have Athena Swan gender equality...[more]

Making sure evidence underpins patient care and safety

8 December 2016

HRB invests €2.25 million to enhance the development of national clinical guidelines and improve patient safety.[more]

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