Research centres and networks

Research centres create a critical mass of connected researchers and clinicians in partnerships across academia, hospitals and industry to harness expertise and tackle important healthcare issues.

These important partnerships enable us to participate in studies that have a global impact on human health and allow us to translate our research findings into new treatments, policies and devices that can be used in a clinical setting.


Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) is an SFI-funded centre for researchers in materials science to engage with industry.

Centre for Systems Medicine

A translational research centre working to develop new prognostic tools for the treatment of cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes.


An SFI-funded centre that develops ‘smart’ medical devices and implants that benefit patients with chronic diseases.


RCSI-led SFI centre which aims to improve the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of chronic and rare neurological diseases.


The Health Outcomes Research Centre (HORC) is dedicated to the development and dissemination of evidence-based research on healthcare outcomes.

HRB Centre for Primary Care

RCSI-led and HRB-funded national centre for research in primary care in Ireland, based in the RCSI Department of General Practice.

HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network Ireland

RCSI-led network of Irish obstetric and neonatal researchers from seven of the largest maternity hospitals in Ireland.


The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) is an SFI-funded research centre dedicated to perinatal research.

Irish Centre for Vascular Biology

Network of research groups across Irish hospitals and universities that are actively engaged in the field of vascular research.


Funded by the HRB, SPHeRE is the national research training programme for population health and health services research.

SWaT Research Centre

The Skin Wounds, and Trauma (SWaT) Research Centre specialises in wound healing and tissue repair research.


The Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG) is focused on developing advanced biomaterial-based strategies for repair and regeneration.