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New European survey sheds light on how Irish people are using drugs
The Health Research Board (HRB) has published the Irish results from the European Web Survey on Drugs (EWSD), providing insights into the behaviour of a wide range of people who use drugs.
HRB invests €7 million in a new generation of researchers
Health inequality, schizophrenia, and therapies in children with cystic fibrosis are three of nine important topics to be addressed by our Emerging Investigator Awards for Health (EIA) 2022.
Applications invited for HRB Board vacancies
The Minister for Health invites applications to fill two positions on the Board of the HRB.
HRB releases 2021 alcohol treatment data
A total of 50,304 cases were treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland between 2015 and 2021, according to the latest figures published by the HRB in the 2021 report on data from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System.
Irish health researchers secure highest ever annual EU funding
Irish health researchers have secured just over €29.2 million from the first round of funding in Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Drug treatment trends in focus of latest HRB report
New figures from the Health Research Board show continued growth in the number of cases seeking treatment for problem cocaine use, with cocaine overtaking heroin as the main problem drug among cases reported to the HRB.
New HRB report examines substance use among young people
The latest HRB report presents recent information on 15-24-year-olds’ use of alcohol and other drugs, the associated harms and the measures that are being taken to protect children from the effects of early substance use.
HRB-TMRN announces scientists of tomorrow
Three primary schools were shortlisted as finalists in the annual START competition, which is run by the Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN).
New HRB evidence review spotlights workplace health and wellbeing
The latest evidence review conducted by the Health Research Board identifies key factors in improving overall wellbeing and health outcomes in the workplace.
As we mark International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) 2022, we give an overview of our €155 million investment to develop a world class clinical trials ecosystem for Ireland.
HRB supports Ukraine
Our Ucrisis 2022 funding call will support Ukrainian researchers impacted by the Russian invasion.
Save the date: HRB Conference 2022
The date has been announced for the HRB Conference 2022: on 30 November, we will bring together stakeholders from across research and healthcare to discuss the transformative potential of personalised medicine.
HRB awards €11 million to train Ireland’s future clinical academic leaders
The ICAT 2 programme will equip clinical academics and clinician scientists across the island of Ireland to address the challenges of an evolving global health agenda.
HRB invests €1 million in Rare Disease Clinical Trial Network
The announcement comes on Rare Disease Day 2022, and positions Ireland as a world leader in rare disease research and clinical trials.
HRB publishes first report on Irish gambling trends
A new HRB report presents findings from the 2019-20 national household survey that asked almost 6,000 people if they gamble, how frequently they gamble, what they gamble on, and more.
HRB joins Evidence Commission
This new global network aims to advance the best use of evidence to address societal challenges.