RDGB Secretariat

The RDGB Secretariat is provided by the Health Research Board (HRB) and supports the RDGB in all aspects of its work. The Secretariat is responsible for the application process to enable researchers seek a recommendation on access to the COVID-19 Data Research Hub.

This Secretariat shall: 

  • Act as the central point of contact and guidance for the health research community
  • Support the RDGB’s activities
  • Facilitate and manage the process for applying for access to the COVID-19 Data Research Hub Researcher Microdata Files (RMFs)
  • Monitor decisions made
  • Oversee the standard operating procedures of the RDGB

Secretariat staff:

  • Mr Gavin Lawler, Programme Manager
  • Dr Sharon Kappala, Programme Officer

Email: RDGB Secretariat: COVIDDataHub@hrb.ie


The Terms of Reference and the Standard Operating Procedures for the RDGB can be accessed using the links below: 

Read about RDGB meetings and decisions