HRB launch Strategy 2025
People and patients must be central to health research according to the Health Research Board.
Access COVID-19 data for research
The HRB is collaborating with the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive and the Central Statistics Office to make COVID-19 data available for health research.
HRB report examines global evidence on housing with support for older people
A new evidence review conducted by the Health Research Board explores the perspectives of older people from around the world on housing with support and examines the impact of this kind of housing on their well-being.
HRB announces winner of Impact Award 2021
The Health Research Board (HRB) has announced Gerry McElvaney, Professor of Medicine at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, as the winner of the HRB Impact Award 2021.
HRB expands public and patient involvement in health research
The Health Research Board, in collaboration with the Irish Research Council and seven higher education institutions, is announcing €5m in funding to further support Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in research.
Amendments to the Health Research Regulations
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has made new amendments to the Health Research Regulations, designed to further enhance the health research framework in Ireland.
A message from our CEO
Chief Executive of the HRB, Mairead O'Driscoll, reflects on 2020, highlighting the achievements amid the challenges.
New investment to tackle COVID-19
€10.5 million of new investment in 39 COVID-19 research projects has been announced as part of the coordinated, national COVID-19 Rapid Response Research, Development and Innovation programme involving Ireland’s leading funding and innovation agencies.
Health Research in Action
A snapshot of some of the many great discoveries and outcomes we have been producing and supporting across various health sectors in Ireland.
New treatment proves effective for critically ill COVID-19 patients
HRB funds Irish arm of an international trial that shows critically ill patients are less likely to die and will spend less time in ICU when treated with an arthritis drug.
How do social and genomic factors impact health as we age?
The HRB is supporting a new research project between the US, Ireland and Northern Ireland to explore how experiences in early life contribute to the rate of biological ageing and impact on health.
HRB appoints new Director for Research Strategy and Funding
Dr Teresa Maguire takes up the position in November 2020 and brings more than 25 years’ experience in health research-related roles.
EU Funding success
Irish health researchers have secured nearly €85 million from the Horizon 2020 funding programme, exceeding the target of €80 million set in 2014.
HRB publish new reviews on e-cigarettes
Evidence shows that adolescents who had ever used an e-cigarette were between three and five times more likely to start smoking tobacco cigarettes compared to those who never used e-cigarettes.