Welcome to the HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway (Ireland)

Prof. Martin O'Donnell. Interim Director

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway (CRFG) is a joint venture between Galway University Hospitals (GUH), Saolta, and National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and has been in operation since March 2008. The HRB-CRFG provides the infrastructure, physical space, facilities, expertise and culture needed to optimally support bioscience research. We focus on studies aimed at understanding a range of diseases and speedily translating the knowledge obtained through this research work into reimbursed, regulatory approved advances in patient care.

Supporting clinical research and clinical trials by providing:

  • Access to clinical specialists and networks

  • Biostatistical and methodological support on study design and analysis

  • Study management

  • Study budget preparation and contract review

  • Study protocol development

  • Ethical and regulatory submissions

  • Data management and IT support‌
  • Medical writing‌

  • Research nursing support

  • Research pharmacy support

  • Biospecimen collection and processing
  • Controlled storage for investigational medicinal products and medical devices

  • Monitoring

  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Education programmes


    Contact Us


    HRB Clinical Research Facility
    NUI Galway, and University Hospital Galway
    Newcastle Road