Fionnuala Keane
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HRB CRCI - Health Research Board Clinical Research Coordination Ireland

Health Research Board Clinical Research Coordination Ireland (HRB CRCI) is an independent integrated national clinical research network, providing centralised support in the conduct of multicentre clinical trials (both commercial and academic) across Ireland. It is funded by extramural grants from the Health Research Board (HRB) and Enterprise Ireland (EI), supported by the five largest Irish Universities and is hosted by Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI).

The mission of HRB CRCI is to advance healthcare by enabling a co-ordinated system with the specialist skills, expertise and infrastructure to design, conduct and analyse clinical trials and other intervention studies in Ireland, undertaken by networked clinician investigators and/or industry.

The HRB CRCI central office provides overarching support and expertise, through a range of services and activities to academia and industry. MMI provides corporate support services to the central office. The partner CRF/Cs provide the infrastructure, physical space and facilities, experienced research and specialist support staff and the necessary quality and oversight programs that are critical for the successful conduct of world-class patient-focused research. HRB CRCI and the CRF/Cs facilitate research but are not in a position to independently fund research.

The organisation’s aims are as follows:

• advance the care of patients by enabling a connected and co-ordinated clinical trial network;

• enhance Ireland’s capacity for conducting innovative high quality clinical research for the benefit of people’s health and the economy;

• provide the skills, expertise and infrastructure to design, conduct and analyse multi-centre clinical trials involving human participants in Ireland; and,

• support both academic and industry-initiated clinical trials involving pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals or clinical care pathways, as well as clinical investigation of medical devices and diagnostics.

For more information on HRB CRCI, email to or visit our website

You can contact our partner research facilities and centres at :

CRF Cork:                                                CFR Galway:

Professor Joe Eustace                            Professor Martin O’Donnell

HRB CRF Cork, 2nd Floor,                      HRB CRF Galway,  

Mercy University Hospital, Cork           National University of Ireland Galway, Galway

T +353 (0)21 493 5150                            T +353 (0)91 493918

E                       E martin.odonnell                  

CRF SJH:                                                   CRC UCD:

Professor Michael Gill                             Dr Peter Doran

The HRB CRF SJH,                                     UCD CRC, School of Medicine & Medical Science, 

Trinity Centre for Health Sciences,       Mater Hospital, Dublin 7

St James's Hospital, Dublin 8                 T +353 (0)1 716 4582   

T +353 (0)1 896 2241                               E  



Professor Dermot Kenny

The CRC RCSI, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

T +353 (0)1 402 2358