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.
COVID-19 trial opening to Irish patients
Irish patients with COVID-19 can soon take part in the WHO Solidarity clinical trial for COVID-19 which will start in the coming days.
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.
HRB staff to present at Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2020
The conference (9-11 March 2020 in Dublin castle) is the leading forum globally for alcohol policy makers, advocates, researchers, civil society activists and practitioners to discuss reducing alcohol-related harm on a global level.
Training people to apply research in clinical practice
The HRB is investing €4.5 million to train health practitioners and academics to PhD level doing research that will improve care for stroke patients, target chronic disease and tackle diabetic foot disease.
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.
HRB publishes latest outputs and outcomes report
Find out more about the emerging impacts from our €47 million investment in 187 awards that were completed during 2016 and 2017.
HRB publishes latest drug-related deaths figures
Mixing drugs, alcohol and prescribable drugs continue to dominate poisoning deaths.
Laying foundations for secure data linkage to improve health
HRB fund a pilot project to design and develop the infrastructure needed to share and link health data securely.
HRB investment in Research Leaders proves successful
New HRB report evaluates the impact of a €38 million investment to develop research leaders across numerous health specialties in the past 15 years.
Alcohol treatment in Ireland 2018
Latest HRB figures show seven-in-ten cases were already dependent on alcohol when presenting for treatment.
HRB report sharp rise in cocaine treatment
The latest drug treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show a 50% increase in the number of cases presenting for cocaine treatment between 2017 and 2018.
New HRB study examines alcohol-related harms in Ireland
Binge drinking among low to moderate risk drinkers accounts for most alcohol-related harm in the population.
Fire-related deaths in Ireland: HRB publishes new research
Older people, single people, men and those living in rural areas are at higher risk of dying in residential fires. Alcohol is a factor in more than half of fatal fires in Ireland.