The Steering Group of the Irish Health Research Forum (IHRF) has published a Report from the May 2018 meeting :-
Should Ireland set health research priorities?
The Forum examined the different approaches to health research priority setting, queried how we can address the ethical perspectives and whether it is time to set priorities for funding health research on a national level in Ireland.
Speakers included Dr Matt Westmore (NIHR-Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre,UK) on the UK perspective, Prof Pancras Hogendoorn (The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres) on the Dutch National Research Agenda and Dr Maura Hiney (HRB) discussing the preliminary results from a Health Research Classification System analysis of Irish health research investment.
You can view the full IHRF report here.
The steering group is pictured above at the launch of the report.
About The Irish Health Research Forum
The Irish Health Research Forum is a partnership of organisations and stakeholders that aims to influence health research in Ireland. The Forum will consider key health research issues, identify constructive solutions and seek consensus at twice annual Forum meetings of Health Research stakeholders.
The IHRF is led by a Steering Group comprising representatives of various participating organisations including the Irish Research Nurses Network, Mater Hospital, Institute of Public Health, Irish Research Staff Association, HRB-CRCI, Irish Research Council and others. The Health Research Board attend Steering Group meetings as observers. The role of the Steering Group is to execute the work of the Forum, to identify topics and issues for consideration and prepare for the Forum meetings. The management and funding for the Forum is provided by the Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG).