The HRB Clinical Research Facility at UCC (HRB CRF-UCC) was established in 2011 and is co-funded by UCC and the Health Research Board. Its purpose is to promote excellence in the design, conduct and analysis of patient-focused research and to mitigate all elements of risks associated with such research.

The HRB CRF-UCC provides the necessary space, expertise and equipment to allow Medical and Allied Health Care professionals affiliated with UCC to undertake cutting edge clinical research and clinical trials. The HRB Clinical Research Facility Cork was founded on the core principles of promoting excellence in the design, safe conduct and analysis of patient focused research.

If you want to develop an exciting career in Clinical Research in the fields of medicine, food therapy, food supplementation and medical devices, the HRB CRF-UCC is the ideal place to pursue your desired career. We pride ourselves on supporting staff who wish to further develop their skills and on promoting skilled staff to fulfil their career goals.

You will find up to date information on the services provided by the HRB CRF-UCC and the research currently being carried out, throughout the new HRB CRF-UCC website.

At the HRB CRF-UCC we’re always on the lookout for talented people who share our drive and vision. If there are no open vacancies but you are passionate about working in the HRB Clinical Research Facility Cork please contact us informally at

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In light of the Covid-19 situation, in advance of attending for a scheduled patient visit, please confirm the visit with your research nurse.