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The Research and Innovation (R&I) Office is an innovative initiative aimed at proactively working to promote research and to build a strong research culture in St James’s Hospital.

The R&I Office has oversight of hospital-based research activity to ensure that the wellbeing and rights of hospital patients and staff, as well as the hospital’s resources, are safeguarded at all times.

Support is provided to researchers on various aspects of the research process including ethics application submission, patient information leaflet development and advice on research-related data protection issues (in conjunction with the Data Protection Office).

The office also aims to promote and raise awareness of the importance of research to our patients.

The R&I Steering Group oversees and supports the activities undertaken by the Research and Innovation Office. This group has a wide representation from different disciplines.

Phone (01) 4151978 / (01) 4103904

  • Clinical research has the potential to help us expand our knowledge of human diseases, to prevent and treat illnesses, to promote health and improve patient care. St James’s Hospital works together with its academic partner, Trinity College Dublin to deliver high-quality research studies for our patients. Doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists and dieticians, participate in research with the aim of improving patient care. You can find out more about this in the research study’s patient information leaflet or via project specific privacy notices displayed in public areas / clinics.

  • Clinical research is important to us in St James’s Hospital because it aims to improve the quality and efficiency of our health services and enhance the quality of life of patients. It helps us to find new and better ways to detect, prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Clinical research would not be possible without the participation of our patients.

  • Ask your doctor for more information about research studies that you may be able to take part in.