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.
We have the highest overall success rate for Horizon 2020 applications from an Irish institution (RCSI; 26%, EU and Ireland average: 15%).
19% of our research is in the top 10% most cited in the world.
Our researchers were awarded €37.5m in external research funding in 2021.
"Being part of small, collaborative health science focussed research institute has been vital for my research programme to develop new materials to repair diseased and damaged tissues.”
“Immunotherapy harnesses the body's own immune system to target cancer cells and offers a promising stream of new therapies for cancer.”
"Our studies show that early diagnosis and intervention in the early stages of psychosis is critical in is critical for outcomes.”
"Our collaborations with other global leaders in the field of metastatic colorectal cancer has boosted the impact of our research programmes.”
"We are examining the effect of abnormal clotting and disturbed immunity in Long COVID syndrome which may help develop strategies for this persistent illness which is affecting millions of people worldwide.”
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.Learn more