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HRB - Health Research Board

What is the HRB

The Health Research Board (HRB) is the lead health research agency in Ireland, funding research, generating evidence reviews to underpin healthcare decisions, and collecting national data on alcohol and drug treatment, deaths, disability, and psychiatric admissions. HRB supports the National Consent Declaration Committee to provide consent declarations under the Health Research Regulations, and the National Office for Research Ethics Committees to provide a transparent and cohesive national research ethics review system.

HRB supports an integrated clinical research and trials infrastructure including clinical research facilities, disease specific clinical trial networks, and a national clinical trials feasibility programme for both commercial and academic multicentre clinical trials co-funded with Enterprise Ireland.

HRB’s areas of expertise include: Enabling a coordinated clinical trials infrastructure; Enhancing expertise and capacity for high-quality clinical research; Supporting academic and industry-initiated clinical trials and studies of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals or clinical care pathways, medical devices and diagnostics.

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