To date the HRB has invested over €100 million to support the development of strong patient-focused clinical research infrastructure in Ireland, to improve people’s health and enhance the Irish healthcare system.
The HRB offers funding for clinical trials through the Definitive Interventions and Feasibility Awards.
For more information about the upcoming calls please visit the Funding Scheme page.
The HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN) is a collaborative initiative between a number of Irish and international higher education institutes and methodology centres.
HRB-TMRN serves to strengthen the methodology and reporting of trials in health and social care in Ireland. They offer researchers support on challenging aspects of trial methodology and reporting of trials, by providing guidance to individual researchers, to CRF/Cs and other research infrastructures and to organisations. HRM-TMRN also provides training and education programs with the aim of advancing trials methodology research, research and innovation and public engagement in Ireland.
The HRB-National Clinical Trials Office (HRB-NCTO) is a collaborative programme between HRB, Enterprise Ireland and CRF/Cs in the Republic of Ireland, hosted by University College Cork.
HRB-NCTO is the central point of contact for the national feasibility service, ECRIN, and CRFManager. It provides a number of systemic strategic supports to academic and commercial partners in support of a harmonised strategic national approach and the conduct of high-quality clinical trials in Ireland.
Clinical Research Facility UCC, a HRB centre supporting clinical trials to improve health and care
HRB-CRFC (Clinical Research Facility Cork) has been in operation since 2011 and is a collaboration between Cork University Hospital, Mercy University Hospital and University College Cork.
HRB-CRFC provides the dedicated infrastructure, physical space, facilities and expertise to support high quality clinical trials. It aims to promote excellence through efficient and cost-effective design, conduct, analysis and teaching of patient-focused research.
Clinical Research Facility Galway, a HRB centre supporting clinical trials to improve health and care
HRB-CRFG (Clinical Research Facility Galway) has been in operation and supported by HRB since 2008. It is a collaboration between Galway University Hospitals, Saolta Hospital Group, and NUI Galway. The HRB-CRFG provides the dedicated infrastructure, physical space, facilities, expertise and culture to support pre-clinical research and clinical trials.
HRB-CRFG’s mission is to deliver clinical research and clinical trials by providing world-class, industry enhancing facilities for researchers to deliver advances in healthcare, medical technology and the pharmaceutical sector.
Wellcome-HRB Clinical Research Facility, St James Hospital, a HRB centre supporting clinical trials to improve health and care
WT-HRB-CRFSJH (Clinical Research Facility at St James’ Hospital) opened its facility in 2013 and is a collaboration between St. James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. The facility has been funded by Wellcome and the HRB. WT-HRB-SJH provides the dedicated infrastructure, physical space, facilities and expertise to facilitate the conduct of high quality safe clinical research.
WT-CRF-SJH aims to improve health outcomes by leading and enabling high quality, innovative patient-focused clinical research. It intends to accelerate experimental medicine research to provide access to, and adoption of, drugs, devices and diagnostic tests. It is committed to ensuring inclusivity across diverse patient populations while performing at a level comparable with the best international centres.
UCD Clinical Research Centre, a HRB centre supporting clinical trials to improve health and care
UCD-CRC (Clinical Research Centre) was established in 2006 to support clinician-led research at St Vincent’s University Hospital and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. HRB investment in 2021, combines with further investment from UCD and hospital partners to further drive clinical and translational research excellence in the region.
UCD CRC’s mission is to conduct, support and promote high quality clinical research that improves clinical practice and patient outcomes.
Children’s Health Ireland Clinical Research Centre, a HRB centre supporting clinical trials to improve health and care
CHI-CRC (Clinical Research Centre) is distributed across all CHI hospital sites and hosted by RCSI with investment from HRB and Children’s Health Foundation.
CHI-CRC aims to build on strong foundations and grow coordinated activity in the area of clinical trials for children. It aims to do this by increasing access to trials, improving supports for investigator-led clinical trials, and integrating trials infrastructure and capability as part of usual care.