Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Irish Clinical Research Infrastructure Network


The creation of ICRIN (Irish Clinical Research Infrastructure Network) is part of an ambitious project which will attempt to fill all remaining gaps (human capital, physical infrastructure and information systems) needed to create a world class clinical research capacity in Ireland.

The structural changes taking place within the Health Service coupled with sustained research funding provide an ideal opportunity to place biomedical research at the heart of Ireland's healthcare delivery system and will provide the impetus to establish a world-class clinical research infrastructure.

Engaging in the initial steps towards creating a harmonised and coordinated clinical research infrastructure in Ireland, ICRIN has been created under a Memorandum of Understanding between University College Dublin (UCD), The University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin (TCD), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), University College Cork (UCC), The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and Dublin Molecular Medicine Centre (DMMC). ICRIN will be Ireland's representative within the European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network (ECRIN).

ICRIN is supported by the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health Services Executive (HSE).