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

Umbilical cord blood biomarkers could identify babies at risk of brain damage

'This outcome highlights the importance of having health professionals, who work within the health system, involved in research', says Darrin Morrissey, Chief Executive at the HRB.

Read more - biomarkers to detect brain injury
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Health research in Ireland from 2011 to 2015

Ireland's research funding agencies invested €752 million over five years in health-related research.

More about Health research in Ireland 2011 to 2015
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Health Research in Action 2018

Health Research in Action is a selection of discoveries and new knowledge that has been generated through the work and activity of the Health Research Board.

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Health Research in Action 2018 cover

Big data in health - the opportunities and challenges ahead

HRB National Conference 2018

27 November, Dublin Castle

Speaker videos
Professor Joel Selanikio addresses the HRB National Conference 2018

Gender equality and research funding

HRB restates commitment to making gender equality accreditation a condition of funding

Read Funding Agencies joint statement
Gender Action Plan 2018-2020 report cover

Drug and alcohol addiction services

HRB and Department of Health organise first National Drugs Forum to promote best practice

Read the National Drugs Forum press release
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Has public and patient involvement (PPI) improved your research?

We’re looking for your stories about your experience of PPI

More information - HRB PPI survey
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Supporting research amongst medical charities

€3.2 million for 14 new projects. Lay summaries and short video explainers are available from the press release

HRB-MRCG funding scheme press release
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Immune cells in smokers’ lungs ‘too exhausted’ to fight Tuberculosis

‘Bio energetic exhaustion’ is the term being coined by HRB-funded researchers at Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital to explain why immune cells in smokers don’t work as they should.

Read about immune cells in smokers lungs
macrophage, a type of immune cell, engulfing tuberculosis bacteria

Ireland to join European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network

The Health Research Board will fund Irish membership of the ECRIN-ERIC network

Read the ECRIN-ERIC press release
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Health Research Regulations 2018 Seminar

Video recordings of the four presentations are now available on the HRB You Tube channel

Health Research Regulations Seminar - watch videos
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€8.8m all-island investment in clinical trials

People from both sides of the border will benefit from new health and social care research trials thanks to a new Cross-Border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN).

Read about CHITIN

Building capacity for evidence informed decision making

Evidence Synthesis Ireland is a new €2 million all-island initiative from the HRB and the Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland.

Evidence Synthesis Ireland news
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