With a focus on clinical and patient-centred research, we succeed in leading impactful discoveries which address key Irish and international health challenges.

Our research agenda drives scientific breakthroughs, innovations and insights that allow us to understand and respond to changing healthcare needs.

Our research impact


Our researchers published more than 5,900 peer reviewed scopus indexed scholarly outputs representing 7% of Ireland’s total output and 62% open access.

Horizon 2020

We have the highest overall success rate for Horizon 2020 applications from an Irish institution (RCSI; 26%, EU and Ireland average: 15%).

Citation impact

19% of our research is in the top 10% most cited in the world. 

External funding

Our researchers were awarded €37.5m in external research funding in 2021.

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Research centres and networks

Breakthroughs in medical research can only be achieved through collaboration with other experts and RCSI is a partner and leader in several highly impactful research centres and networks, both nationally and internationally.

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Resources and facilities

The RCSI Research Institute is a multi-site research infrastructure encompassing the research activities of the University at our St Stephen's Green Campus and Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital.

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Resources and facilities