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Improving hand hygiene in intensive care units

19 July 2016

With healthcare-associated infections affecting, on average, 5% of hospitalised patients in Ireland [i], a new HRB-funded project at NUI Galway is to provide theoretically valid and practical tools and ways for improving hand...[more]

HRB Annual Report 2015 published

28 June 2016

€41.5 million in funding, 125 major awards made, 3,000 patients on clinical trials, along with major contributions to health policy - just some of the HRB's achievements during 2015.[more]

Minister McGrath welcomes latest HRB evidence review

27 June 2016

The review examines approaches taken to individualised budgeting for social care services for people with a disability and the related outcomes and experiences. It also examines the financial sustainability of the approaches...[more]

EU research project to improve Hepatitis C treatment services

23 June 2016

Irish researchers secure €1.8 million through the Third EU Public Health Programme for research on Hepatitis C.[more]

HRB publishes new report on alcohol consumption, harm and cost

22 June 2016

The report reveals new data about impact of alcohol on the health system. It examines national findings on patterns and effects of alcohol consumption on us as individuals and as a society.[more]

Public and patient involvement in health research

21 June 2016

HRB publishes proposals and invites comments on its approach to develop and strengthen Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in research in Ireland.[more]

Supporting health research careers - HRB publishes research career framework action plan

21 June 2016

The HRB Strategy 2016-2020 Research. Evidence. Action commits the HRB to support exceptional researchers and leaders in health research. The practical steps that the HRB will take to achieve this are outlined in its Health...[more]

Open science - exploring research data

13 June 2016

A workshop will be held on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, to explore how Open Science will impact on research data governance and good practice. This is targeted at researchers, host institutions and...[more]

Antibiotic resistance – What do we do when the bugs outsmart the drugs?

31 May 2016

The Health Research Board is hosting a public conversation about the threat that antibiotic resistance poses to public health on a global scale. It will take place in the Paccar Theatre at Science Gallery Dublin at Trinity...[more]

HRB research and World Multiple Sclerosis Day

24 May 2016

Patients on the Step it Up exercise and education programme say 'You just feel ten times better. Mood swings have definitely decreased...I know in myself that I'm a little bit stronger'[more]

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