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Health Research Board annual report 1987
Health Research Board (HRB)
The Health Research and (HRB) was established by the Minister for Health under Statutory instrument 2 79 of 1986 and commenced operations on 1st Januaruy 1987. The new Board, which resulted from the merger of the former Medico Social Research Board and the Medical Research Council, has the following designated functions: 1. to promote, assist, commission or conduct medical research. 2. to promote, assist, commission or conduct such epidemiological research as may appropriately or necessarily be conducted at national level and to assist and support other health agencies in the promotion or conduct of such research. 3. to promote, assist, commission or conduct health research and health services research. 4. to liaise and co-operate with other research bodies in Ireland or elsewhere in the promotion, commissioning or conduct of relevant research. 5. to undertake such other cognate functions as the Minister may from time to time determine. The Board consists of sixteen members appointed by the Minister for Health. Eight of the members are appointed by the Minister on the conjoint nomination of University of Dublin, University College, Dublin, University College, Cork, University College, Galway, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Of these eight members, at least one must be a psychiatrist and at least one an epidemiologist The Board received an allocation of £2.3 million from the Department of Health for 1987. The Health Research Board's activities in 198 7 fell into five main categories namely: Research Grants, Research Units, Health information Systems, Epidemiological Studies and Research Laboratories. As this is the first Annual Report of the Board some background on each of these activities is provided
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Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Health Research Board (HRB)
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