National Surgical Research Support Centre

The National Surgical Research Support Centre (NSRSC) was established to improve the collaboration and coordination of surgical research in Ireland.

The Centre aims to support those involved in surgical research and trials across the island of Ireland, facilitate integration of clinical trials networks across all hospital groups and foster interest in surgical research among the surgical community in Ireland.

The Centre is operationally supported by RCSI to help create a research-led surgical infrastructure for the betterment of human health and improved surgical care for our patients.

Supports available

  • Study advice and design
  • Ethics submissions
  • Data management
  • Training
  • Access to clinical infrastructure
  • Access to a network of surgical clinical, academic and allied research healthcare professionals

International Collaborative Surgical Trial Award

A key objective of the RCSI-National Surgical Research Support Centre is to develop a portfolio of multicentre surgical trials in Ireland. As part of this initiative we want to offer patients in Ireland the opportunity to partake in international surgical trials.

For this call the NSRSC aims to support the participation of Irish sites in an existing international collaborative surgical trial.Applications are encouraged from all surgical disciplines.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the NSRSC to discuss their proposal in advance of submitting an application. Applicants should submit the application form and any relevant trial documentation to


National Clinical Lead: Prof. Stewart Walsh

Programme Manager: Dr Anne-Marie Byrne

  • Email:
  • Telephone: (087) 430 2835
  • Address: RCSI, 121 St Stephen's Green Dublin 2