Leading impactful research

RCSI is purposefully committed to solving the greatest challenges of modern healthcare. Our breakthroughs and insights enhance patient treatment and care. 

Our students benefit from a research-driven education experience and our researchers are supported to maximise their contribution to healthcare.

Research centres of excellence

RCSI has significantly enhanced its research capability, competitiveness and impact through strategic investment in people and research infrastructure.

Relentlessly focussed on quality and impact, RCSI researchers are increasingly influential in their field. RCSI’s field-weighted citation impact is the highest in Ireland and twice the world average. Find out more.

RCSI is now developing research centres in areas of excellence and critical mass, focussed on clinical and patient-centred research.

ERC funding at RCSI

RCSI has the highest success rate in the EU Horizon 2020 of any Irish institution (28%).

Three RCSI researchers are recipients of significant European Research Council grants, leveraging that support to drive pioneering research on diabetic foot ulcers, psychotic experiences in young people and regeneration of articular cartilage.

Strategic Academic Recruitment Programme

"... strong core facilities enable researchers to perform world-class research that has the ability to impact patient care. For me this means easy and early introductions to key hospital clinicians to truly promote translational research collaborations."

Dr Tríona Ní Chonghaile, StAR Research Lecturer, Physiology & Medical Physics, RCSI Read more

"I feel lucky to be part of RCSI and to be a StAR Research Lecturer. I have all I need to carry out outstanding research in diagnostics and to develop new drugs and novel biomarkers to treat chronic diseases."

Dr Marco Monopoli, StAR Research Lecturer, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, RCSI Read more