Roles, responsibilities and functions
The HRB is the lead funding agency for health research in Ireland. It oversees a €45 million investment in health research activity each year.
The services we provide are:
- We manage a portfolio of health research funding schemes. These funding schemes are published on our website.
- We manage four national health information systems.
- We conduct rapid evidence reviews for the Department of Health to inform health policy making.
- We manage the HRB National Drug Library, a specialist information resource for health practitioners, researchers and policy makers in the drug and alcohol field.
The HRB also hosts the National Office for Research Ethics Committees and the Secretariat to the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee.