Drugs and road user fatalities
The HRB is collaborating with the Road Safety Authority and Medical Bureau of Road Safety to examine the presence of drugs among road user fatalities.
Find out more about the ways we provide data to inform research, practice and policy.Other ways our drug death data is used
HRB welcomes appointment of two new board members
Professor Seamus Donnelly, Professor of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin and Tracy Cunningham, Clinical Head of Late Projects, Oncology R&D, AstraZeneca have been appointed to the HRB Board.
HRB-funded research shows early parenting programme significantly increases parental competence and wellbeing
The ENRICH programme involved a five-year research investigation and was delivered to almost 400 parents and their 0-2 year old children in West Dublin and Louth.
What results in shorter hospital stays for the elderly?
Having the right care in the community close to them according to a new report from the ESRI as part of a HRB funded project.
Clinical research infrastructure in Ireland
HRB publishes a 10-year review of investment in clinical research infrastructure to inform future investment in the area.
Observers at HRB panel reviews to begin September 2019
'After an overwhelmingly positive response to the HRB proposal to consider allowing observers to attend panel meetings, the first batch of observer invites have been sent to research offices at Host Institions around the country', says Dr Anne Cody, Head of Pre-Award, HRB.
Have your say on the direction of EU research and innovation
The European Commission invites anyone with an interest in future EU research and innovation priorities to participate in a public consultation process via an online survey. The consultation is open until 8 September 2019.
HRB report latest data on psychiatric admissions and discharges
There were 17,000 admissions to Irish psychiatric hospitals and units during 2018. This represents an increase of 257 from 2017. Depression, schizophrenia, mania, neurosis and alcoholic disorders account for over two-thirds of all admissions.
HRB invest €8 million in new health research
Self-harm, stroke, breast cancer and diabetes are just some of the topics to be addressed by emerging investigators.
Digital animation series and mental health of young people
The videos feature the voices and stories of young people who have experienced anxiety, bullying, not fitting in, depression and loneliness.
'These are simple stories about complex issues, honestly told', says Dr Darrin Morrissey, Chief Executive, HRB.Read more about the videos
Study opportunity in the United States
National Cancer Institute (NCI) - HRB Fellows study and work in the US for three years with a further one year of support when they return to Ireland.
Dr Maeve Mullooly recently returned to Ireland from her time abroad. Read about her research and the opportunities that the Fellowship opened for her.Read more - Dr Maeve Mullooly
Drug treatment in Ireland 2011 to 2017
A total of 8,922 cases were treated for problem drug use in 2017. Opiates, mainly heroin, remain the most common drug reported among cases treated followed by cannabis, cocaine and benzodiazepines. A marked increase in cocaine cases was noted in 2017.
HRB welcomes appointment of the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee
Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, has appointed 15 people to the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee (HRCDC).
Alcohol treatment in Ireland 2011 to 2017
Latest alcohol treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show 55,675 cases were treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland between 2011 and 2017.
New scheme to support emerging clinician scientists
The Emerging Clinician Scientist Award is designed give people the opportunity to take the first step on an independent research career path.
This new scheme is part of a revised approach by the HRB to support a specific research career path for health and care practitioners.New health research career paths
Drug-related deaths in 2016
More than two people died each day in Ireland during 2016 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use.
Prescription drugs, cocktails of drugs and alcohol play significant roles in reported deaths.Download the report
HRB Impact Award winner
Professor Mary McCarron wins the first HRB Impact Award for her pioneering research about the lives of people with intellectual disability.
New Bill for national research ethics committies
The cabinet has approved proposals for a Bill to support a mixed model national research ethics committee (REC) system.
Artificial intelligence and cervical cancer screening
Congratulations to Laura O'Sullivan from Cork who won the HRB special prize at this year's BT Young Scientists exhibition.
Open access - help shape national policy
The National Open Research Forum (NORF) in conjunction with the Royal Irish Academy, will host a meeting on Tuesday 22 January 2018 about Plan S - an EU wide initiative to make open access publishing a reality.