HRB CRCI - Health Research Board Clinical Research Coordination Ireland

Dr. Fionnuala Keane
Tel: T +353 (0)1 477 9819
Health & Medical Technologies
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Health Research Board Clinical Research Coordination Ireland (HRB CRCI) became operational in May 2015 as a partnership of five university-based Clinical Research Facilities/Centres and their associated hospitals, and is supported by the Health Research Board, Enterprise Ireland and Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI).

The mission of HRB CRCI is to advance healthcare by enabling a co-ordinated system with the specialist skills, expertise and infrastructure to design, conduct and analyse clinical trials and other intervention studies in Ireland, undertaken by networked clinician investigators and/or industry.

HRB CRCI is a national integrated system supporting clinical research, with the CRF/Cs providing infrastructure and specialist staff and a central office giving overarching support and expertise to facilitate and coordinate activities.

The organisation’s aims are as follows:

• advance the care of patients by enabling a connected and co-ordinated clinical trial network;

• enhance Ireland’s capacity for conducting innovative high quality clinical research for the benefit of people’s health and the economy;

• provide the skills, expertise and infrastructure to design, conduct and analyse multi-centre clinical trials involving human participants in Ireland; and,

• support both academic and industry-initiated clinical trials involving pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals or clinical care pathways, as well as clinical investigation of medical devices and diagnostics.

For more information on HRB CRCI, please contact:

CRF Cork:                                                CFR Galway:

Professor Joe Eustace                            Professor Martin O’Donnell

HRB CRF Cork, 2nd Floor,                      HRB CRF Galway,  

Mercy University Hospital, Cork           National University of Ireland Galway, Galway

T +353 (0)21 493 5150                            T +353 (0)91 493918

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CRF SJH:                                                   CRC UCD:

Professor Michael Gill                             Dr Peter Doran

The HRB CRF SJH,                                     UCD CRC, School of Medicine & Medical Science, 

Trinity Centre for Health Sciences,       Mater Hospital, Dublin 7

St James's Hospital, Dublin 8                 T +353 (0)1 716 4582   

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Professor Dermot Kenny

The CRC RCSI, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

T +353 (0)1 402 2358