HRI CRSU Limerick

Health Research Institute Clinical Research Support Unit Limerick

The Health Research Institute (HRI), University of Limerick (UL) situated in Ireland’s Mid West region, is a cross faculty institute that brings together researchers from UL and its partner institutions with a focus on convergent and translational health research. The activities of the HRI are supported by expertise in biostatistics, health informatics and health economics, and facilitated by the Clinical Research Support Unit.

The HRI Clinical Research Support Unit (CRSU) is an integral part of the HRI which supports the conduct of clinical research at a number of sites including the UL campus, UL Hospitals sites and primary community care health settings. Such research spans all clinical disciplines and, in particular, inter-disciplinary clinical research is encouraged. The CRSU serves as the co-ordinating unit for UL led studies, single site or multi-site. In cases where UL is part of a multi-site project but is not the lead site, the CRSU acts as the link for the lead site, to engage with UL researchers and clinicians.

HRI CRSU activities involving UL Hospitals are conducted through a sub-unit, the UL/UL Hospitals Clinical Research Unit (CRU) which is a partnership initiative between UL and UL Hospitals. This unit is currently located on site at the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) and will move into the larger Clinical Education and Research Centre (CERC) in 2016 (pictured above). The CERC building is located on the grounds of UHL and will provided dedicated space for clinical research.

The CRSU facilitates researchers in the conduct and successful delivery of high quality impactful clinical research through the support of a highly experienced nursing team. All our nurses have the relevant training and experience to support PI’s in the conduct of their research, ensuring compliance with ICH GCP and relevant legislation. Specific CRSU supports include:

  • Research nursing support
  • Clinical trial management
  • Protocol development
  • Advice on ethical and regulatory submissions
  • Biospecimen collection and processing
  • Support for funding application preparation
  • Biostatistical support on study design and analysis
  • Access to clinical specialists and networks

For more information contact:
Dr Mary Clarke Moloney, HRI Clinical Operations Manager by email:

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