12 new Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Awards

The awards will support research in areas including cancer, type-1 diabetes, speech and language therapy for pre-schoolers, and pain management following spinal cord injury.

DIFA 2023 award announcement
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Careers at the HRB

The Health Research Board is inviting applications for a Research Analyst post. Please check our recruitment page for more information.

HRB recruitment information
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Deaths among people who were homeless at time of death in Ireland, 2019

This feasibility study was commissioned by the Department of Health to address the need to improve understanding of premature mortality among people who are homeless nationally, and to provide more complete and accurate national data to inform policy.

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US-Ireland R&D Programme celebrates 17 years

The Health Research Board is delighted to support the latest round of awards under the programme in a joint investment worth almost €21 million between the partner agencies.

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Horizon Europe Health: Guide for Researchers

Our new online guide to Horizon Europe Health brings together a range of resources to support researchers at every stage of the application process - and explains how the HRB National Contact Point service can help along the way.

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The 2023 HRB Impact Award goes to Professor Orla Hardiman

The award recognises her outstanding research and clinical career which has transformed both the care and wellbeing of people with neurodegenerative conditions and their families.

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Dr Mairéad O’Driscoll, Chief Executive, Health Research Board (HRB) presents the 2023 HRB Impact Award to Professor Orla Hardiman, Trinity College Dublin

Where research meets policy

Dr Mairéad O Driscoll, Chief Executive at the Health Research Board, will participate at a Department of Health (DOH) event this month that will discuss the role of research in health reform in Ireland.

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Does social media influence teens to vape?

Yes is the answer according to research conducted by transition year student Leah Nolan from Loretto Secondary School Cork. The finding came as part of her winning entry into this year’s BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

Social media and teen vaping
Dr Teresa Maguire, HRB and Leah Nolan, HRB Special prize winner, BT Young Scientist 2023

HRB to develop Ireland’s first mental health research and evaluation strategy

This new strategy is a HRB-led deliverable under the national mental health policy Sharing the Vision – A Mental Health Policy for Everyone 2020 – 2030.

Mental health reseach strategy