Published: 23 October 2017
Three new projects will investigate more effective MRSA treatment options, sequence the genome of ‘Atlantic-edge’ populations and explore how the brain regulates access to feelings, perceptions and memories.
Published: 18 October 2017
Presentations from the Irish launch in University College Dublin (UCD) can be found at the url below.
Published: 18 October 2017
The Health Research Board and other Irish funding agencies launched the final three-year Work Programme of Horizon 2020 today, Wednesday 18th October in University College Dublin.
Published: 27 September 2017
A new clinical trial called TRANSFUSE, has found the age of transfused blood cells did not impact patient survival rates among critically ill adults. The findings end speculation that fresher blood may be superior for critically...
Published: 7 September 2017
Ireland has set out its preliminary position on Framework Programme 9 (FP9), the successor to Horizon 2020.
Published: 24 August 2017
HRB-funded researchers at Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital, working in a team with the University of Cambridge and University of Seattle, have identified a way that TB hijacks our immune cells in the early stages of...
Published: 15 August 2017
The new HRB Emerging Investigator Awards will enable researchers at the mid stage of their career to shift gear to become independent investigators. The HRB is investing €8.3 million through this scheme to support 11 researchers...
Published: 25 July 2017
Young people, single people and depression continue to dominate admissions for psychiatric care.
Published: 17 July 2017
Research and evidence will form a key part of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery. A health-led approach to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-25.
Published: 13 July 2017
The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) have opened a public consultation process on a new ISO standard for biobanking.
Published: 3 July 2017
Independent advisors call for increased EU investment in research and innovation for the sake of Europe's future
Europe must capitalise better on the knowledge it produces, and turn its innovation potential into economic growth.
Published: 20 June 2017
The Health Research Board (HRB) has published the National Intellectual Disability Database (NIDD) and The National Physical and Sensory Disability Database (NPSDD) reports. Together, they review the latest information on...
Published: 30 May 2017
The Health Research Board and Irish Research Council have announced a new €1.75 million initiative to help researchers involve the public at the very start of the health research process. It is the first of its kind in Ireland.
Published: 25 May 2017
Newborn infant girls have better outcomes than their male counterparts due to an innate genetic advantage in responding to acute infections, according to new research from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland). The research...
Published: 20 May 2017
Cloughan’s Hill National School Tuam Co. Galway claims first place in the HRB-TMRN START competition which is designed to increase young children’s understanding and awareness of randomised controlled trials.
Published: 17 May 2017
Staff at HRB-linked networks and facilities are encouraging people to find out more about clinical research and how they can be partners in the clinical trials process. To do this, they are running a series of events this week to...
Published: 11 May 2017
HRB figures show that a total of 61,439 cases were treated for problem drug use in Ireland between 2009 and 2015. Treated cases increased from 7,479 cases in 2009, to 9,892 in 2015.
Published: 29 April 2017
Professor Noel Caplice, UCC, has shown in a trial, the first of its kind in the world, that low dose insulin-like growth factor, injected into the heart to repair damage to the muscle, improves remodelling for heart attack...
Published: 27 April 2017
Two new schemes will support 15 projects which range from topics like resource allocation in dementia care, to whether aspirin can help control diabetes in early pregnancy.
Published: 6 April 2017
The new Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) scheme targets healthcare professionals and others, and will bring a structured approach to research training in the clinical space.
Published: 4 April 2017
PowerPoint slides are available to download.
Published: 4 April 2017
Health funding agencies in Northern Ireland (HSC R&D) and Ireland (HRB) have secured an €8.8 million investment to fund 10 healthcare intervention trials in Northern Ireland and border region* in Ireland. The funding comes from...
Published: 28 March 2017
A new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity sets out principles of research integrity, criteria for good research practice, and describes how to prevent violations of research integrity. ALLEA, the European Federation...
Published: 21 March 2017
The prescribing of certain inappropriate medications by healthcare professionals is associated with a high risk of adverse drug events in older people in Ireland. In addition, the omission of some recommended medications from...
Published: 7 March 2017
The HRB will award and manage a new €10 million contract for TILDA, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, on behalf of the Department of Health.