Derek Stewart OBE, patient advocate and Honorary Professor, NUI Galway Cooperating and Collaborating I recently had the great pleasure of talking with the members of Health Research Charities Ireland. The presentation was about the value of us, as patients and members of the public, getting interested in and becoming actively involved with researchers working […]
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On Feb 23rd 2022, at the invitation of Deputy Pádraig O’Sullivan, we had the opportunity to discuss rare diseases with Minister Stephen Donnelly, Minister Anne Rabbitte and other interested deputies and senators. We attended this event, held in advance of Rare Disease Day 2022, with colleagues from Rare Diseases Ireland, IPPOSI and CF Ireland, along with […]
Our 2022 Position Paper is all about data and its importance to health research. The themes contained within are a priority for our member charities and have also been guided by the outcomes of the Irish Health Research Forum events, which HRCI runs. The Paper lays out three recommendations for politicians and policy makers and […]
Covid has had an impact on almost every aspect of life and health research is no exception. On top of Covid, the Irish health service was faced with an additional crisis in the form of the recent cyber-attack. Despite the enormous challenges caused, these crises have led to a period of unprecedented innovation, collaboration and […]
Health research charities are important leaders in research which addresses the unmet health needs of patients and the public. For charities wishing to strengthen their approach to research governance, there are many things to take into account. This guide aims to make that easier, by leading you through the issues that you need to consider. […]
2020 was a year none of us will ever forget. Despite the challenges, and even because of them, we did our best to keep the show on the road and to make the year count for our members, for our collaborators and partners and for health research itself. Have a flick through, see the range of things we do and get a sense of why we really believe in our community of health research charities.