Research Partnerships

Dynamic Research Coalition

The CRC recognises the need for strong research partnerships to enable real imporvements in healthcare to be developed. Through partnership with other academic institutions and membership of collaborative netwrorks the CRC is optimallt positioned to enhance patient outcomes.

Partner | Molecular Medicine Ireland

Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI) is a not for profit company established by the National University of Ireland Galway, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork and University College Dublin to coordinate their biomedical research and education activities.

The aim of Molecular Medicine Ireland is to speed up the translation of advances in science into new drugs, devices and diagnostics that will improve the health of people in Ireland.

Further information can be found at the Molecular Medicine Ireland Website.

Partner | Irish Clinical Research Infrastructure Network

ICRIN is a clinical research partnership between University College Dublin ( UCD ), The University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin (TCD ), The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ( RCSI ), University College Cork ( UCC ), The National University of Ireland, Galway ( NUIG ) and Molecular Medicine Ireland ( MMI ).

ICRIN is Ireland’s representative within the European ECRIN, and its role is to create a harmonised collaborative clinical research network

Objectives of ICRIN:

  • To engage with the constituent teaching hospitals to develop a national clinical research infrastructure in Ireland to perform cutting edge clinical research in a safe and regulated environment so that patients benefit from the best interventions carried out under the best international standards of ethics and GCP.
  • To provide a framework for the harmonisation of different operating norms into a common, European connectable system ( ICRIN is Ireland’s representative within ECRIN )
  • To ensure that education and training programmes are put in place for clinical and nursing staff that allow standards to be updated and constantly improved
  • To allow Irish academic and non-academic clinical investigators to participate in multi-centred clinical studies
  • To drive a standardised approach to biobanking at all sites
  • To drive harmonisation of procedures with respect to Informed Consent, Ethical Review, Data Monitoring, Adverse Event Reporting etc.

Further information can be found at the ICRIN Website