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 Research Education Support Grant and Clinical Research Fellowship 2019 calls are now open.

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Funding Opportunities

Research Grants

The Research Education Support Grant and Clinical Research Fellowship 2019 calls are now open.

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News

Invited Editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine by NCRC Clinical Researcher

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Professor Colm O’Donnell, the Clinical Director of the NCRC’s Children’s Clinical Research Unit at OLCHC, and a Consultant Neonatologist at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St, was recently invited to contribute an Editorial to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). This is one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world, and serves […]

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Major research development in juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia

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Professor Owen Smith, an NCRC clinical researcher and Consultant Paediatric Haematologist at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, is part of an international team that has made a breakthrough in juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (JMML). The study, published in Nature Communications, shows for the first time, that JMML can be broken into three subgroups with unique molecular […]

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NCRC Annual Research Symposium 2017

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This year’s NCRC Annual Research Symposium will take place on Tuesday 12th December in the NCRC Seminar Room. The NCRC Annual Research Symposium is an opportunity for our researchers to present their data and get feedback from their colleagues.  All are welcome to attend any part of the conference – indeed, please feel free to […]

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Careers

Paediatric Clinical Research Nurse

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We are currently recruiting for a Paediatric Research Nurse to provide support in the set-up, maintenance and close-out of clinical trials. The Research Nurse has a key role in the day to day running of the Children’s Clinical Research Unit (CCRU) and will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams, and with children and their families. Dynamic, […]

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Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager

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The NCRC is looking for a Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager to join our team! As part of ongoing capacity building and strengthening of our paediatric research infrastructure, we are now recruiting a Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager. This is a new role and an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to work in […]

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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