With a focus on clinical and patient-centred research, we succeed in leading impactful discoveries which address key Irish and international health challenges.

Our research agenda drives scientific breakthroughs, innovations and insights that allow us to understand and respond to changing healthcare needs.

Our research impact


Our researchers had 2514 Scopus indexed publications from 2013 to 2017

Horizon 2020

We have the highest overall success rate for Horizon 2020 applications from an Irish institution (RCSI; 28%, EU and Ireland average: 15%)

Citation impact

Our field-weighted citation impact (2013-2017) is twice the world average and ranks 102nd in the world (THE World University Ranking 2019)

External funding

Our researchers were awarded €29.1m in external research funding in 2018

RCSI researchers

"Being part of small, collaborative health science focussed research institute has been vital for my research programme to develop new materials to repair diseased and damaged tissues.”

Prof. Fergal O'Brien, Professor of Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine; Deputy Director for Research and Innovation; and Head of Tissue Engineering Research Group Find out more

Research centres and networks

Breakthroughs in medical research can only be achieved through collaboration with other experts and RCSI is a partner and leader in several highly impactful research centres and networks, both nationally and internationally.

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Resources and facilities

The RCSI Research Institute is a multi-site research infrastructure encompassing the research activities of the College at our St Stephen's Green Campus and Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital.

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Resources and facilities