The Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI) ensures patients in Ireland have prompt access to new and developing innovative therapies. IPPOSI is a patient-led platform which brings together patient organisations’, science, industry and where possible state agencies to build consensus on policy, legislation and regulation of the development of new medicines, products, devices and diagnostics for unmet medical needs in Ireland.


The National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) is a charitable organisation and the largest paediatric research facility in the Republic of Ireland. It supports investigations into the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illness and injury, through a series of research grants to principal investigators (senior doctors and scientists) and through an MD/PhD/MSc academic training programme. The NCRC is funded by the Children’s Medical Research Foundation (CMRF).