*In practical terms we can advise you on the opportunities for funding that exist for research in the areas of health and health services in Ireland. This website will have frequent and regular funding updates to keep you informed of the latest calls for proposals and closing dates for applications.
*One of our main objectives is to facilitate the development of a strong and vibrant research culture in the mid-west region. In that regard our function is to inform you about the support structures that exist for research. Our bi-annual publication of the "National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin" underpins our commitment to promote current research in a wide range of areas which has been undertaken to the highest standards by healthcare professionals in this region.
*Details of ongoing and completed research projects can be found in our Research Register. This is a useful way of sourcing work already carried out in a particular area, noting common areas of interest and finding out about current research projects.
*The Institute plans to play a pivotal role in terms of education by organising and promoting courses which will enhance your knowledge and equip you with the skills necessary for professional development in the rapidly evolving healthcare environment.
*Information is a key resource and one which we will be facilitating you to use to the best advantage to enhance health and quality of life for consumers of our healthcare services. Information must be accurate, timely and reputable and immediately accessible to all healthcare professionals needing evidence to make vital decisions in treating the patients under their care. Developments in Information and Communications Technologies in recent years have revolutionised information storage and retrieval. We at the Institute are committed to harnessing this potential to provide you with the information you need, when you need it and in an easily accessible format.