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Health Research Board annual report and accounts 1993
Health Research Board (HRB)
The most significant and welcome event of the past year has been the major increase in the Board's allocation to a figure of 62.303 million for 1994. This represents a virtual 30% increase in the Board's grant-in-aid compared to 1993. This tremendous boost to the Board's activities was heralded by a very positive meeting with the Minister for Health, Mr. Brendan Howlin. T.D. when he visited the Board formally in September 1993. The Board is very grateful to Mr. Howlin for this very tangible commitment to Irish Health research. Already the Board has launched a whole series of init1at1ves as a result of the extra funding. These include (i) additional grants for Research Scholars. boosting the number of talented graduates in research by approximately 30%: (2) the creation of a series of prestigious Post-Doctoral Fellowships to retain the brightest and best of medical and science graduates in the country and make their undoubted talents available to the Irish research effort: (3) plans for major new Research Units which will be a focus for centres of research excellence and provide an opportunity for research leaders in this country to achieve a critical mass of research activity concentrated on projects of major medical and social topics in Ireland: (4) significant new programmes in Primary Health Care Research. an area where there is a promising emerging research community and an area that has for too long been neglected world-wide. It is clear that this enlightened commitment by the Minister will see a major surge in high quality Irish health a significant proportion of which will bring direct or indirect benefit to the Irish health care system and to Irish people. Just as important the morale boost that this additional funding has given to the Irish research community cannot be measured and the sense of optimism that is beginning to pervade the community cannot be underestimated. The Board looks forward to working closely with the Minister on further initiatives that are likely to repay handsomely his continuing investment in research.
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Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Health Research Board (HRB)
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