In this section you can browse through agencies, organisations and resources connected with Clinical Research in Ireland. The links have been organised alphabetically.

c4c – conect4children

conect4children (c4c) is a large collaborative European network that aims to facilitate the development of new drugs and other therapies for the entire paediatric population. It’s aim is to build capacity for the implementation of multinational paediatric clinical trials whilst ensuring the needs of babies, children, young people and their families are met. This collaboration is between academic and private sectors, which includes 33 academic and 10 industry partners from 20 European countries, and more than 50 third parties and around 500 affiliated partners.

CAMI: Centre for Advanced Medical Imaging

The National Centre for Advanced Medical Imaging (CAMI) was established to prioritise research in the area of medical imaging, creating a national 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) resource dedicated to full-time biomedical research. CAMI provides Radiological, Radiography and Physics expertise and infrastructure for patient-focused research studies and clinical trials aimed at improving our understanding and diagnosis of disease.

The website and the associated documents are part of an IPPOSI information campaign intended to advise the public about participating in clinical trials.

Clinical Trials Register EU

The European Union Clinical Trials Register allows you to search for protocol and results information on:  interventional clinical trials that are conducted in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) and clinical trials conducted outside the EU/EEA that are linked to European paediatric-medicine development.

CRDI: Clinical Research Development Ireland

Clinical Research Development Ireland (Formerly MMI) was established by the NUI Galway, RCSI, UCC, UCD and TCD and their associated academic hospitals, as a research partnership to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into improved diagnostics and therapies for patients.


SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices.

ECRIN: European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network

ECRIN is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the conduct of multinational clinical trials in Europe. We provide consultancy and management services as well as tools to enhance the preparation and implementation of trials.

EI: Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.

Fighting Blindness

Fighting Blindness is an Irish patient-led charity funding and enabling world-leading research into treatments and cures for blindness. It provides a professional counselling service to support people affected by sight loss. Through education and advocacy Fighting Blindness works to empower everyone in Ireland living with severe vision impairment.

FP7: EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research

FP7 was the European Union’s Research and Innovation funding programme for 2007-2013.

HIH: Health Innovation Hub

The Health Innovation Hub supports the collaboration of a highly motivated network of scientists, engineers, clinicians, allied health professionals, entrepreneurs and industry, working to develop new approaches to improve patient care.

HIQA: Health Information Quality Authority

The Health Information and Quality Authority is the independent Authority established in May 2007 to drive continuous improvement in Ireland’s health and social care services.


Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s new research programme, which succeeded FP7. Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.

HPRA: Health Products Regulatory Authority

The Health Products Regulatory Authority

HRB: Health Research Board

The Health Research Board is the lead agency in Ireland supporting and funding health research.

HRB-TMRN: Health Research Board Trials Methodology Research Network

The HRB-TMRN is a collaborative initiative between a number of 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. The network provides training and education, online support services as well as involvement in primary trial methodology research.

HRCI: Health Research Charities Ireland

The Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI) is an umbrella group of medical research and patient support charities.

IDA Ireland

Ireland’s inward investment promotion and development agency, IDA Ireland is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland.

IMDA: Irish Medical Devices Association

The Irish Medical Devices Association is the business association within IBEC representing the medical devices and diagnostics sector.

in4kids Irish Network for Children’s Clinical Research

Irish Network for Children’s Clinical Research (in4kids) is a national paediatric clinical research network. The network will have a broad membership from across the paediatric research community in Ireland. It’s aim is to build a strong network within Ireland to enhance collaboration amongst the paediatric research community in Ireland and to develop national capacity for high-quality, ethical paediatric clinical research.

IPHA: Irish Pharmaceutical Association

IPHA represents the international research based pharmaceutical industry in Ireland. Members include both manufacturers of prescription medicines and non-prescription or consumer health care medicines.

IPPOSI: Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science & Industry

IPPOSI is a patient-led organisations that works with patients, government, industry, science and academia to put patients at the heart of policy and medicines development.

IRNM: Irish Research Nurses & Midwives

The Irish Research Nurses Network was established in 2008 to support the educational and professional needs of Clinical Research Nurses in Ireland. After consultation with the membership the IRNN is now known as Irish Research Nurses & Midwives (IRNM).

NIBRT: National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training

NIBRT is a world-class institute that provides training and research solutions for the bioprocessing industry. NIBRT supports the bioprocessing industry by providing a unique learning experience for trainees in an environment that replicates the most modern industrial bioprocessing facility.


Paediatric Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (PedCRIN) is a funded project (European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme) that will develop capacity for the management of multinational paediatric non-commercial clinical trials. The PedCRIN consortium is led by ECRIN and composed of 14 other organisations.


CSTAR is the Centre for Support and Training in Analysis and Research. It specialises in the biostatistical and methodological areas of health research, both quantitative and qualitative.

The relevant websites page is live and updated on an ongoing basis. If you are an agencies or organisations connected with Clinical Research in Ireland and would like it included on the HRB CRCI website please contact