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PPI Summer School – Online

The 5th annual Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Summer school will be held online on June 25th & 26th 2020, hosted by PPI Ignite at University of Limerick and the Health Research Institute (HRI), and sponsored by the Health Research Board (HRB). It will take the form of a series of pre-recorded webinars, each with a dedicated discussion ...

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H2020 – Covid-19 Funding Call

The European Commission have launched a new €122 million call under the Horizon 2020 programme for projects covering five research areas including behaviour, socioeconomics, cohorts, manufacturing and medical & digital solutions. The call is for innovative and rapid health-related approaches to respond to COVID-19 and to deliver quick ...

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Barrier Masks for Consumers – Requirements from NSAI

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) develops and publishes standards to meet international demands for the quality, design, performance, safety and environmental impact of products and services. In response to a request from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) and in the light of many Irish manufacturing ...

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MedTech – Barrier Mask Update

HRB CRCI are actively working with the Department of Health, Health and Safety Authority and Enterprise Ireland as well as other invested parties to generate appropriate information on face masks. In summary there are 3 categorizations of face masks: Medical/Surgical face masks: Regulated by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) PPE face ...

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National Biobanking Working Group

The National Biobanking Working Group (NBWG) is a group of people working in the field of health research who are passionate about improving biobanking in Ireland. Biobanking is the collection and use of human samples, such as blood or tissue samples, and healthcare data used for health research. Facilitated by Clinical Research Development ...

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Paediatric Network Update

c4c (conect4children) is a large collaborative European network that aims to facilitate the development of new drugs and other therapies for the entire paediatric population and it endeavours to provide a sustainable, integrated platform for the efficient and swift delivery of high quality clinical trials in children and young people across all ...

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HRB CRCI Feasibility Programme

HRB CRCI through its National Study Feasibility Programme provide a service which streamlines study feasibilities and clinical trial investigator identification in Ireland. The service, which is free of charge, has been running since August 2015 has demonstrated success in securing additional research opportunities for Irish patients and in ...

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ECRIN COVID-19 Taskforce

ECRIN COVID-19 Taskforce and Lit Review In March, ECRIN created a COVID-19 Taskforce with the aim of supporting researchers working to find a cure and a vaccine for COVID-19 by facilitating fast access to key regulatory information and emerging evidence from clinical trials.  A new ECRIN COVID-19 webpage  was launched on 31st March to provide ...

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HRB CRCI’s Response to COVID-19

Like most of our colleagues, our HRB CRCI staff have been working remotely from home since March 14th.  Despite the current situation we are delighted to be able to continue with all Working Group activities with meetings continuing via conference/video calls.  Our feasibility programme is continuing as normal for both COVID-19 and Non COVID-19 ...

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Clinical Research Facilities/Centres Activities

CRF/Cs Activities HRB CRCI is a national integrated clinical research network of the Clinical Research Facilities/Centres (CRF/C) in Ireland. Our eight partner CRF/Cs include: HRB CRF Cork at University College Cork & Mercy University Hospital HRB CRF Galway at University Hospital Galway Wellcome Trust – HRB CRF at St. James’s Hospital ...

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