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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 seeks new Board members
The Minister for Health invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill two Board vacancies at the HRB.
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
New call for Research Leaders in health
The HRB will invest €7.5 million in new research leaders over the next five years.
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.
Umbilical cord blood biomarkers could identify babies at risk of brain damage
'This outcome highlights the importance of having health professionals, who work within the health system, involved in research', says Darrin Morrissey, Chief Executive at the HRB.
Health research in Ireland from 2011 to 2015
Ireland's research funding agencies invested €752 million over five years in health-related research.
Health Research in Action 2018
Health Research in Action is a selection of discoveries and new knowledge that has been generated through the work and activity of the Health Research Board.
Big data in health - the opportunities and challenges ahead
HRB National Conference 2018
27 November, Dublin Castle
Gender equality and research funding
HRB restates commitment to making gender equality accreditation a condition of funding
Drug and alcohol addiction services
HRB and Department of Health organise first National Drugs Forum to promote best practice
Has public and patient involvement (PPI) improved your research?
We’re looking for your stories about your experience of PPI
Supporting research amongst medical charities
€3.2 million for 14 new projects. Lay summaries and short video explainers are available from the press release