Research Infrastructure

Strong infrastructure, world class clinical and academic expertise and embedding clinical research within our health system is essential for a vibrant research environment in Ireland. HRB CRCI is an integrated national clinical research network, providing centralised support in the conduct of multicentre clinical trials (both commercial and academic) across Ireland, improving quality, efficiency and co-ordination.  The central office gives overarching support and expertise to manage and coordinate the networks activities. The partner CRF/Cs provide the infrastructure, physical space and facilities, experienced research and specialist support staff and the necessary quality and oversight programmes that are critical for the successful conduct of world class patient focused research.

HRB CRCI Central Office

Central office provides overarching support and coordination of multicentre clinical research activities to both academic and industry initiated clinical trials involving pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals or clinical care pathways as well as clinical investigation of medical devices. HRB CRCI have developed a range of services and activities to help address the unmet needs in clinical research in Ireland at present. Learn more

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HRB CRCI is an integrated national clinical research network of Clinical Research Facilities/Centres (CRF/Cs), associated hospitals and Investigators located throughout Ireland. The partner CRF/Cs provide the infrastructure, physical space and facilities, experienced research and specialist support staff and the necessary quality and oversight programmes that are critical for the successful conduct of world-class patient-focused research. Learn more

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Clinical Research Networks

HRB CRCI work with and support a number of Clinical Research Networks. Clinical Research Networks are groups of clinicians and scientists from across Ireland who have come together around a particular disease, or clinical interest. Investigators agree on research activities that are best conducted as a large group nationally rather than in isolation. There are many established Clinical Research Networks across multiple disease areas and specialties.  Learn more

HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network

HRB-TMRN is a collaborative between Irish and international higher education institutes and methodology centres. Its mission is to strengthen the methodology and reporting of trials in health and social care in Ireland so that they become more relevant, accessible and influential for patients and other service users, practitioners, policy makers and the public. HRB-TMRN provide training, education, online support services as well as involvement in primary trial methodology research. Learn more

Agencies and OrganisationsAgencies and Organisations

There are many agencies and organisations engaging and supporting clinical research in Ireland. In the relevant websites section you can browse through agencies, organisations and resources connected with clinical research in Ireland. Learn more

Further to these strengths, a strong ethos of partnership working between the health system, academia and industry continually enhances research, clinical and commercial opportunities in Ireland. Together we work to ensure that Ireland remains an excellent research location, for the benefit of Irish patients and the economy.