Health Research Regulations 2018

Please direct any queries in relation to the new Health Research Regulations to the Health Research Board.

Health Research means any of the folowing scientific research for the purpose of human health:
(i) research with the goal of understanding normal and abnormal functioning, at molecular, cellular, organ system and whole body levels;
(ii) research that is specifically concerned with innovative strategies, devices, products or services for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of human disease or injury;
(iii) research with the goal of improving the diagnosis and treatment (including the rehabilitation and palliation) of human disease and injury and of improving the health and quality of life of individuals;
(iv) research with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health professionals and the health care system;
(v) research with the goal of improving the health of the population as a whole or any part of the population through the better understanding of the ways in which social, cultural, environmental, occupational and economic factors determine health status. (- Health Research Regulations, 2018)