National Children's Research Centre

About Us

We are the single largest paediatric research centre in

Ireland. Funded entirely by the CMRF, we support key areas of research of significance to children’s health.

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Programmes

We have prioritized a number of research areas; this is a dynamic process and is regularly reviewed allowing us to adapt to new developments and demands.

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How Can We Help?

Our aim is to foster high quality research into childhood illnesses and disease. We offer a range of funding opportunities and supports to help both new and established researchers.

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Research Grants

The NCRC offers a number of grants, designed to promote a translational approach to research into childhood illnesses.

There are no calls currently open.

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Funding Opportunities

Research Grants

The NCRC offers a number of grants, designed to promote a translational approach to research into childhood illnesses.

There are no calls currently open.

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News

3D printed hearts help Irish doctors plan surgeries in children

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Clinical research funded by the National Children’s Research Centre shows that 3D printed models of children’s hearts can help doctors plan complicated surgeries. They say that no two hearts are the same. For children with structural defects of the heart, and a history of multiple heart surgeries, this a serious issue faced by cardiologists. Now, [...]

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PedCRIN call for multinational clinical studies in children and neonates

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Following the launch of PedCRIN, the call for multinational paediatric clinical studies to be conducted under the project has now been announced. Essentially, this funding will enable the expansion of an already planned study to additional countries. It applies to Investigator-led studies only. The submission deadline is 2nd May 2017 at 17.00 CET. Please see [...]

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In honour of International Childhood Cancer Day, the NCRC is proud to bring you a story from one of our cancer researchers.

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Improving childhood cancer treatment The problem: There is a need to decrease the toxicity of the drug treatments for childhood leukaemia. A careful, individually tailored reduction in the number of drugs being used to treat a child with leukaemia or lymphoma to the lowest level possible that still maintains the effectiveness of the treatment, will [...]

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Careers

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Closing date 26th April

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The National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) is the primary paediatric research institute in Ireland, and has both a state of the art research laboratory and the Children’s Clinical Research Unit at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. The NCRC funds research into childhood disease and has a national and international reputation for the high quality of [...]

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New Children’s Hospital

The NCRC welcomes the first phase of construction of the New Children’s Hospital

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The NCRC is excited by the opportunities presented by the New Children’s Hospital. Designed to be a world-class academic teaching hospital with clinical care, education, and research at its core, it has the potential to make real changes to the lives of sick children.

The NCRC believes that a strong relationship between research and clinical care is essential to ensure that paediatric research remains child-focussed and translational. The New Children’s Hospital, to include a state-of-the-art Children’s Research and Innovation Centre, will provide an opportunity to develop a vibrant and collaborative research environment. A place where scientists, doctors, nurses, and all health professionals can work together to ensure that sick children receive the best possible treatment available. With the new hospital now on its way, the NCRC will continue to build research capacity and excellence as we move towards this new and exciting chapter in Irish paediatric medicine.

For more information on the New Children’s Hospital please visit www.newchildrenshospital.ie