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
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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.
Published: 9 February 2017
The Health Research Board and the Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland) will support recruitment of staff to help maximise knowledge transfer of findings into policy and practice.
Published: 8 February 2017
Researchers from the HRB-funded Perinatal Ireland scoop two major honours at the word's most prestigious obstetric research meeting, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) annual clinical meeting in the USA.
Published: 1 February 2017
Dr Mairéad O'Driscoll, will be appointed Interim Chief Executive at the Health Research Board while recruitment for the position is underway.
Published: 26 January 2017
Dr Andrew Smyth, NUI Galway has secured a prestigious Wellcome Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship award through the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Partnership to carry out a clinical trial to determine the effect of dietary modification on...
Published: 16 January 2017
Congratulations to Sophie Weldon, Laura Weldon and Emma Kleiser Byrne, from Loreto Secondary School in Balbriggan, County Dublin who won the HRB Special Prize for their project, 'Does consuming certain varieties of potatoes as a...
Published: 20 December 2016
The report presents the census data from psychiatric units and hospitals on 31 March 2016 including details such as demographics, diagnosis, length-of-stay. It also looks at some of the key trends in these areas over the past 50...
Published: 15 December 2016
Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) are the first Irish universities to tap into the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund securing €1.1 million each.
Published: 13 December 2016
The latest figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show that almost two people died each day in Ireland during 2014 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use. A total of 697* people died in 2014...
Published: 10 December 2016
The Health Research Board and other Irish research funding agencies, including the Irish Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland, will require higher education institutions to have Athena Swan gender equality...
Published: 8 December 2016
HRB invests €2.25 million to enhance the development of national clinical guidelines and improve patient safety.
Published: 6 December 2016
Films by people with intellectual disabilities (ID) for people with intellectual disabilities illuminate research findings on the complex and unique health and social challenges facing Ireland’s population who are ageing with an...
Published: 1 December 2016
This funding supports 46 projects with 12 (7 academic coordinators and 5 SME coordinators) of these being led by Ireland. It is part of a total €336.7 million drawdown by Ireland from the EU Horizon 2020 programme for Research...