Membership Criteria

 HRCI Full Membership is open to charities:

  • based in the island of Ireland.
  • registered with the Charities Regulator i.e. must have a RCN number.

Applicant organisations must:

  • Have, or seek to have, a medical or health research focus, demonstrated by a research strategy or policy.
  • Be patient-focused and represent patients’ perspectives in the most appropriate ways e.g. through patient involvement at Board/governance level. 
  • Be available to contribute to the HRCI community.
  • Be willing to support the aims and activities of the HRCI, unless in the exceptional circumstances that they believe these to be contrary to their own. In such cases, members should discuss this with the Chairperson or other Officer of the Board.
  • Be set up as a company limited by guarantee, if wishing to apply to the Joint Funding Scheme.

HRCI Associate Membership is open to charities:

  • based in the island of Ireland.
  • registered with the Charities Regulator i.e. must have a RCN number or registered in another country but will register with the Charities Regulator within the two-year period of Associate Membership.

Applicant organisations must:

  • Have, or seek to have, a medical or health research focus, demonstrated by a research strategy or policy.
  • Be patient-focused and represent patients’ perspectives in the most appropriate ways e.g. through patient involvement at Board/governance level. 
  • Be available to contribute to the HRCI community.
  • Be willing to support the aims and activities of HRCI, unless in the exceptional circumstances that they believe these to be contrary to their own. In such cases, members should discuss this with the Chairperson or other Officer of the Board.
  • Be committed to progressing to Full Membership status within 2 years of becoming an Associate Member.

Link to Irish Government websiteLink to Pobal websiteLink to Health Research Board website

Link to Irish Government websiteLink to Pobal websiteLink to Health Research Board website