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

A new strategy to study neuroblastoma

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Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system that primarily affects children aged 5 and younger. Although neuroblastoma accounts for only 5% of childhood cancers, it is responsible for approximately 15% of childhood cancer deaths. For children with high risk neuroblastoma – children in which the cancer has spread significantly – the outlook is extremely […]

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NCRC researcher wins prestigious American Academy of Dermatology award

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Professor Alan Irvine, a Consultant Dermatologist in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Dermatology in Trinity College Dublin, has been awarded the prestigious Marion B. Sulzberger, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship for his work on eczema. The Memorial Award and Lectureship is awarded to researchers that have made significant contributions to the understanding […]

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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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Careers

Clinical Research Assistant – Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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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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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Tissue Engineering – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30th APRIL

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The Tissue Engineering Research Group (headed by Dr. Tom Flanagan) within the School of Medicine focusses on the development of next-generation implants by combining nanotechnology and tissue engineering methods, with a focus on living, cardiovascular devices for the treatment of both paediatric and adult populations, in addition to in vitro models of cardiovascular disease and […]

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Clinical Data Coordinator – Entry Level

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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 is funded by the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation. The Children’s Clinical Research Unit at Our Lady’s […]

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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