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The work of the Health and Social Care Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division, Public Health Agency is based on the principle that the best health and social care must be underpinned by knowledge, based on well conducted research, which can then be applied in the delivery of care.

In order to improve health and social care through research HSC R&D Division: funds essential infrastructure for research such as information databanks, tissue banks, clinical research facilities clinical trials units and research networks; builds research capacity in Northern Ireland through research training opportunities; enables research governance processes to be as efficient as possible; creates opportunities for researchers to compete for research funding on a wider UK or international basis; supports innovation as a means of transferring HSC R&D findings into practice; ensures personal and public involvement (PPI) in HSC R&D.

You can find a list of the projects funded by HSC R&D Division in our Portfolio section. Over time we also plan to provide case studies about some of the projects we fund.