Research Infrastructure

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.  HRB CRCI is a distributed organisation with a central office in Dublin and a distributed network of Clinical Research Facilities/Centres.

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

ireland-blue 2Clinical Research Facilities / Centres

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


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

HRB Open Research

HRB Open Research is an Open Access publishing platform for HRB funded research. The platform has  been running since 2018 and has been a real success, proving popular with researchers at a range of career stages and research areas, from institutions all over Ireland.

The platform allows rapid publication of a range of article types, from traditional research articles, to study protocols, systematic reviews, case studies, method articles, research notes and more. You can submit directly through the HRB Open Research site and can get in touch if you have questions or would like any further information at

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