HRB Online Conference 2020
How do we discern fake from fact when it comes to health research?
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.
First report from HRB National Ability Supports System (NASS)
The NASS report outlines service provision and service demand among people with disabilities.
HRB funds vaccines save lives video campaign
Prof Rachel McLoughlin has developed videos and a rap to focus parents’ minds on the importance of continuing to vaccinate their children, especially during the pandemic.
Clinical trial shows common steroid improves recovery and survival for COVID-19 ICU patients
The global study, involving more than 200 intensive care units around the world, has found that delivering intravenous hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid, improves recovery and survival for critically ill COVID-19 patients.
HRB reports continued demand for alcohol treatment
Latest figures show 53,200 cases were treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland between 2013 and 2019. A total of 7,546 cases were treated in 2019, a slight increase from 7,464 in 2018.
Drinking in denial in Ireland
New HRB study reveals that many people in Ireland underestimate how much they drink.
Increase in psychiatric in-patient admissions under 18-years
Latest figures show an increase in the number of under 18-year-olds admitted to psychiatric units and hospitals in Ireland, rising from 408 admissions in 2018 to 497 in 2019.
HRB announces €3.7 million investment in twelve new health research fellowships
Health data, biomarkers for the early detection of dementia, and the influence of the food industry on public health policy in Ireland are just some of the areas that will come under the microscope in the twelve projects.
HRB reports continued increase in cocaine treatment
Latest figures show the number of cases presenting for cocaine treatment continued to rise between 2018 and 2019. The number of cases entering treatment for cocaine as a main problem drug has trebled between 2013 and 2019.
Public reviews now integrated into HRB funding decisions
For the first time, feedback from public reviewers have been used to help influence HRB funding decisions.
Truth and trust in health research
HRB online conference aims to build trust in research evidence to support informed health decisions
Research career opportunities for Anaesthesiologists
The HRB, the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI), and the Irish Clinical Academic Training programme (ICAT) come together to boost research careers amongst Ireland's future academic clinicians.
New research projects to tackle COVID-19
A total of 26 rapid response research projects will get underway this week as part of the national, coordinated research and innovation funding response to the COVID-19 pandemic involving Ireland’s leading funding and innovation agencies.
Ireland to participate in global clinical trial for Covid-19
HRB mobilises rapid support for a COVID-19 clinical trial among Irish patients in Intensive Care Units as part of global research efforts to tackle the pandemic.
HRB invests €7.5m to support new research leaders
The investment will support five new research leaders to conduct research programmes that will deliver evidence to directly inform changes in health policy and practice.
COVID-19: Impact on funded research
The Irish Research Council (IRC), Health Research Board (HRB) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) issue a joint statement.
How HRB grant funding panel reviews work
We have created two video animations that describe what happens to your grant application from the point when you press ‘submit’ until you get the results.
Climbing the health research career ladder
The HRB is investing €5million to advance research careers of five emerging medical leaders and improve health outcomes for the patients in their specialty areas.
International Women’s Day 2020 - Competition
The Health Research Board is giving away a €250 book voucher to one lucky person who strikes the #EachforEqual pose.
Webinar on new HRB policy for management and sharing of research data
Aileen Sheehy, HRB, will give a 20-minute webinar that outlines the new requirements of the HRB's new Management and sharing of research data policy. The webinar will take place at 3.00 pm Thursday 13 February 2020.
Time to rethink heart disease risk assessments?
Congratulations to Ben Loughnane from Kinsale Community School who won both the HRB Special Prize and came first place in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Category Intermediate Awards for his intriguingly named project 'A statistical investigation into the power of zero'. The project looked at a new way to better estimate your heart attack risk.
No major changes in psychiatric inpatient census
2,308 patients were resident in Irish psychiatric units and hospitals on Census night (31 March 2019) according to the latest report from the HRB
Health research in action
Get a good sense of some of the discoveries and outcomes that the HRB is supporting across many areas of health.