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€7.6m funding for 15 healthcare research projects

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€7.6m funding for 15 healthcare research projects

€7.6m funding for 15 healthcare research projects
April 28
09:00 2017

Fifteen new research projects in the area of healthcare have collectively been allocated €7.6m in funding. The money from the Health Research Board will be used to probe a range of challenges, including resource allocation in dementia care and the control of diabetes in early pregnancy.

The funding is coming from two schemes. The Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Award scheme aims to increase the amount of research being done around clinical trials and interventions. Ten projects worth €6.7m of the total grant funding will come under this strand, with five of those securing a total of €4.3m.

The HRB says these five are definitive intervention projects likely to go from research to completed products or services. The second scheme is the Applied Partnership Award, which tries to support research partnerships looking at nationally relevant topics.

€898,721 was provided to five awardees under this scheme. Among the projects funded under the definitive intervention scheme are a community risk-based monitoring system for atrial fibrillation and a project to improve outcomes for young adults with type 1 diabetes in Ireland.

Under the applied partnership programme, one project in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland will profile adverse events in Irish hospitals over the long-term, while researchers in Trinity College Dublin will look at what influences cervical screening uptake in older women.

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