HRB-funded research shows early parenting programme significantly increases parental competence and wellbeing

The ENRICH programme involved a five-year research investigation and was delivered to almost 400 parents and their 0-2 year old children in West Dublin and Louth.

Read more - ENRICH findings launch
Low angle photo of a child in a field holding hands with mother and father

What results in shorter hospital stays for the elderly?

Having the right care in the community close to them according to a new report from the ESRI as part of a HRB funded project.

Read about what influences shorter hospital stays for older people
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Clinical research infrastructure in Ireland

HRB publishes a 10-year review of investment in clinical research infrastructure to inform future investment in the area.

Review of clinical research infrastructure in Ireland
Chart from the front cover of Review of Clinical Research Infrastructures in Ireland

Observers at HRB panel reviews to begin September 2019

'After an overwhelmingly positive response to the HRB proposal to consider allowing observers to attend panel meetings, the first batch of observer invites have been sent to research offices at Host Institions around the country', says Dr Anne Cody, Head of Pre-Award, HRB.

Read about observers at HRB panel reviews
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Have your say on the direction of EU research and innovation

The European Commission invites anyone with an interest in future EU research and innovation priorities to participate in a public consultation process via an online survey. The consultation is open until 8 September 2019.

Horizon Europe consultation - read more
Horizon Europe logo

Supporting national change

The HRB is driving the shift towards open research in Ireland. Find out more about the initiatives we have been supporting in this area.

Read about our open research work

New national framework will support the transition to open research

Read the framework report

HRB report latest data on psychiatric admissions and discharges

There were 17,000 admissions to Irish psychiatric hospitals and units during 2018. This represents an increase of 257 from 2017. Depression, schizophrenia, mania, neurosis and alcoholic disorders account for over two-thirds of all admissions.

Press release on psychiatric admissions and discharges
Infographic of main diagnosis: 24% depressive disorder, 20% schizophrenia, 9% mania, 6% alcoholic

HRB invest €8 million in new health research

Self-harm, stroke, breast cancer and diabetes are just some of the topics to be addressed by emerging investigators.

Press release about the Emerging Investigator Awards 2019
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European drug report published

Find out about the latest drug trends across Europe

Read European drug report

The Health Research Board compares the Irish drug situation with the rest of Europe

Read EU-Ireland drug comparison

Digital animation series and mental health of young people

The videos feature the voices and stories of young people who have experienced anxiety, bullying, not fitting in, depression and loneliness.

Watch videos on the Spun Out website

'These are simple stories about complex issues, honestly told', says Dr Darrin Morrissey, Chief Executive, HRB.

Read more about the videos

Study opportunity in the United States

National Cancer Institute (NCI) - HRB Fellows study and work in the US for three years with a further one year of support when they return to Ireland.

NCI-HRB Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme 2020

Dr Maeve Mullooly recently returned to Ireland from her time abroad. Read about her research and the opportunities that the Fellowship opened for her.

Read more - Dr Maeve Mullooly

Drug treatment in Ireland 2011 to 2017

A total of 8,922 cases were treated for problem drug use in 2017. Opiates, mainly heroin, remain the most common drug reported among cases treated followed by cannabis, cocaine and benzodiazepines. A marked increase in cocaine cases was noted in 2017.

HRB Drug Treatment 2011 to 2017 press release
Drug treatment 2011 to 2017 Infographic, front page. Main statistics include 8,922 total number of cases treateed for problem drug use with 37% new cases and 59% previously treated cases.

HRB welcomes appointment of the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, has appointed 15 people to the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee (HRCDC).

Read - HRB Chief Executive comments
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Alcohol treatment in Ireland 2011 to 2017

Latest alcohol treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show 55,675 cases were treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland between 2011 and 2017.

Read - Alcohol treatment press release
Alcohol treatment in Ireland 2011 ro 2017 infograhic. Thumbnail image, main statistic, 7,350 cases treated in 2017 for problem alcohol use

New scheme to support emerging clinician scientists

The Emerging Clinician Scientist Award is designed give people the opportunity to take the first step on an independent research career path.

Read more about the scheme

This new scheme is part of a revised approach by the HRB to support a specific research career path for health and care practitioners.

New health research career paths

Drug-related deaths in 2016

More than two people died each day in Ireland during 2016 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use.

Read the drug-related deaths press release

Prescription drugs, cocktails of drugs and alcohol play significant roles in reported deaths.

Download the report

HRB Impact Award winner

Professor Mary McCarron wins the first HRB Impact Award for her pioneering research about the lives of people with intellectual disability.

Read - HRB Impact award press release
Professor Mary McCarron (on right)

New Bill for national research ethics committies

The cabinet has approved proposals for a Bill to support a mixed model national research ethics committee (REC) system.

Read more - Proposed research ethics Bill
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Artificial intelligence and cervical cancer screening

Congratulations to Laura O'Sullivan from Cork who won the HRB special prize at this year's BT Young Scientists exhibition.

Read more - HRB Special prize winner at Bt Young Scientist 2019
Darrin Morrissey presents Laura O'Sullivan with the HRB Special Prize at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2019.

Open access - help shape national policy

The National Open Research Forum (NORF) in conjunction with the Royal Irish Academy, will host a meeting on Tuesday 22 January 2018 about Plan S - an EU wide initiative to make open access publishing a reality.

Read more - Open access Plan S
Plan S - making full and immediate open access a reality

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