Health Research Board (Ireland)
The Health Research Board (HRB) is a state agency that supports research and provides evidence to prevent illness, improve health and transform patient care.
The HRB has 61 staff.
Their annual budget is in excess of €45m and we manage a research investment portfolio of approximately €200m.
The agency is funded mainly by the Department of Health, and Board members are appointed by the Minister for Health.
The HRB is the lead funding agency for health research in Ireland. It oversees a €45 million investment in health research activity each year.
It manages four national health information systems; produces evidence reviews for the Department of Health to inform health policy making; and manages the HRB National Drug Library, a specialist information resource for health practitioners, researchers and policy makers in the drug and alcohol field.See more