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


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

NSRSC Feasibility Trial Scheme

The NSRSC are launching a call to support surgeons undertaking feasibility trials with the potential to progress to evaluation through a definitive trial. Applications are encouraged from all surgical disciplines.

For more details about the call please see the information document and application form below. We encourage potential applicants to contact the NSRSC in the first instance to discuss your proposal.

Completed applications should be submitted by email to by 5pm on Friday, 24 June 2022.

Informal queries can be directed to and