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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, policy 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

Open Science for Early Career Researchers: Opening the Door

    Tuesday 11th June 2024, 1-2 pm, Online Open Science for Early Career Researcher[...]

SPHeRE Network Summer Seminar May 2024

  Registration is now open for the SPHeRE Network Summer Seminar May 2024 Friday 24th May[...]


Exchanging research: An international work placement at the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory (SBRL), University of Glasgow by David McEvoy

    My name is David McEvoy and I am a SPHeRE PhD scholar based at the Royal College[...]

The Benefits of Collaboration during a PhD - by James Larkin

A PhD is often thought of as a solitary pursuit. What is underestimated is the key role that col[...]