Over the summer months we will be consulting with our stakeholders to get your input for the next Health Research Board strategic plan.
Our current plan comes to an end in 2020 and we want to be in a position to hit the ground running with the new one at the start of 2021. To do that, we need to have the next strategy in place in mid-2020.
Between now and about the end of September we will be consulting as widely and as comprehensively as we can with all of our stakeholders. This consultation process will involve meetings, workshops with multiple stakeholder groups as well as an online survey (closed on 10 July), which we hope as many people as possible contributed to.
The outcomes from the consultation will contribute to an international expert advisory panel who will meet in October to assess our strategy performance to date, draw together some key emerging themes and offer their international perspective on future directions for health research in Ireland.
We will then spend the next five to seven months drafting the strategy itself as well as devising an action plan that will underpin how to deliver it.
We hope that you are able to participate, and we very much look forward to hearing from you and listening to your ideas.