We have launched the 2019 HRCI Annual Report, which gives an overview of our many activities last year. If you are interested in our Joint Funding Scheme with the Health Research Board, in the Irish Health Research Forum, in patient and public involvement (PPI) in research or in our advocacy activities, jump in and […]
In May 2020, HRCI sent the research support offices of eight Irish universities a survey, asking them about the impact of COVID-19 on health research. We have compiled a brief report on the findings. All eight universities kindly responded to the survey, the findings of which will help to inform our member charities and other […]
In the current COVID-19 crisis, many of our members and other charities need to run important meetings using Zoom or similar technology. Here’s our advice on how to make it as optimal an experience for everyone as possible. As per usual, send all Board papers in advance. As attendees might not have access to a […]
We made very strong progress with limited resources over the course of our 2016-2019 strategy. It is now time to consolidate that progress and to extend our influence further, in ways that are meaningful to our objectives. Following in-depth consultation with our Directors, members and other stakeholders, we have laid out four strategic aims to […]
This piece by HRCI CEO, Dr Avril Kennan, appears in ‘An Easyguide to Rare Diseases in Ireland and Consensus for Action‘, published in February 2020, by the Rare Disease Taskforce. For most rare diseases there is no cure and the management of symptoms can be very hampered by a lack of knowledge and by limited […]
We are making progress in PPI in academic research in Ireland but less so in industry-led research. It’s time to discuss the importance, talk about how to overcome the barriers and hopefully develop some new relationships as we do so.