The 2021 SPHeRE Network Conference entitled
'The Value of Research & Evidence in a Crisis'
will take place online on the 23rd Feb 2021.
Full details and timetable will be available shortly.

SPHeRE Programme

The SPHeRE programme provides a key infrastructure to support health research in Ireland through a unique and innovative PhD programme funded by the Health Research Board (HRB).

This programme is expanding Ireland’s capacity to conduct population health and health services research and maximise its translation into policy and practice.

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SPHeRE Network

The SPHeRE Network is Ireland’s largest population and health services research network connecting individuals working in research, policy and practice. We aim to facilitate opportunities for research activities which support the information needs of policy makers and health service providers. Through events and activities we proactively connect the individuals and organisations who produce and use health services research.

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SPHeRE Events


Save the date: SPHeRE Network 7th Annual Conference, Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Venue: RCSI College Hall, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2    [...]


Taking the Road less travelled: My journey to becoming a PhD Student, by Edel Burton

If you asked me five years ago what I wanted to do when I qualified as a Pharmacist, I would have sa[...]

Rapid evidence synthesis during a pandemic, by Dr Barbara Clyne

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