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Benefits of Membership

Why should you join HRCI?

Our members are engaged in many and varied aspects of research, including funding projects, research prioritisation, patient involvement, patient registries, evidence-based care and patient access to the outcomes of research.

The HRCI community is known for its camaraderie and supportiveness. Many of the people who sit around the table at our meetings have a background in research but many more do not. Everyone has something to share and something to learn and, at the heart of it, that is what we are all about.

HRCI have developed a guide for our members – it’s designed with new members in mind but should be useful for everyone.  It describes our strategic aims, the work we do, our organisational structure, Board of Directors and staff.  It also explains the acronyms you may come across as a HRCI member.  We hope you find it useful!

Benefits of Membership

HRCI, as an umbrella body which represents well over 2 million patients through 45+ members, has created a strong collective platform for health research charities to influence policy, practice and legislation, as well as providing member support in all aspects of health research and opportunities for networking. Find the full HRCI Membership Policy here.

Membership Benefits Table HRCI 2024-2

Note: Associate Membership is only available for the first two years of HRCI membership, after which time, organisations must transition to full members. Current or former full members cannot revert to Associate Member status. If Associate Members wish to avail of the benefits of full membership, they may upgrade at any time.

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