Health Research Board

The Health Research Board (HRB) is a statutory body under the aegis of the Department of Health.  The Health Research Board (HRB) is Ireland’s lead agency supporting and funding health research. The HRB’s mission is to improve people’s health, patient care and health services by leading and supporting research and generating knowledge, then promoting its application in policy and practice. The HRB focuses on research which helps to drive innovation in Ireland’s health system and supports economic development.

The HRB’s four strategic goals are:

  1. Driving the development of excellent clinical research, including applied biomedical research, within a coherent health research system
  2. Building capacity to conduct high-quality population health sciences research and health services research
  3. Working with key partners to develop and manage high-quality national health information systems
  4. Generating and synthesising evidence, and promoting the application of knowledge to support decision making by policy makers and relevant practitioners.

Current Board Membership