Who we are
The Health Research Board (HRB) funds health research and we manage a number of national health information systems. The HRB was established under the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act 1961 and by SI No 279 of 1986, from the amalgamation of the Medico-Social Research Board and the Medical Research Council of Ireland.
What are cookies?
Cookies are computer files that collect information about how you interact with websites.
Cookies and the HRB
The HRB website collects three types of cookies.
- Frontend cookies to allow a smoother user experience for site visitors
- Backend cookies which facilitate the management of the site by authorised site administrators
- Site usage cookies, namely those used by Google Analytics.
A full register of the cookies found and their purpose in the context of the site is outlined below. The data that they collect is anonymous and it cannot be used to identify individual visitors to our site.
Any data that the HRB collects will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. We do not sell on any data collected to any third parties. We use it solely to analyse the performance of our website and how we might improve it. We do use a specialist company to assist us in this analytics, and they too are bound by the same confidentially rules and do not share the information with anyone else.