Conference & Forum
25th Annual Multidisciplinary Health Research Conference

Friday, 29th November 2024, 9:00 – 16:00 GMT

preceded by:

3rd Early Stage Health Researcher Forum

Thursday, 28th November 2024, 14:00 – 17:00 GMT

The Foundation works to support and encourage research into health care by way of grants, skills courses & seminars, research ethics secretariat and an annual research conference.
Research Ethics

The Research Ethics Committee (REC) at Sligo University Hospital (SUH) is charged with the responsibility of independently reviewing research studies…

Conference and Events

The REF hosts our Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference at the end of November every year, featuring keynote talks by invited speakers and presentations of research conducted in the region. This year, given the unusual circumstances, the Conference will be run via Proximate / Remote Attendance.

Annual Research Seed Grants

The Research & Education Foundation makes available annual research seed grants to facilitate small-scale & pilot research projects in any health care discipline. The grants are open to any health care professions, academic disciplines…

Research Workshops

The Foundation runs a series of research skills workshops through the year. The courses are aimed at health professionals in the region. Some of the successful previous workshops include: “Core Curriculum”, Presentation skills, Statistical analysis…

About REF

The Research & Education Foundation (REF) at Sligo University Hospital (SUH) is a registered charity and limited company set up in 1991 to support training, education and research in health care in the hospital and its catchment area in the HSE North West Area.

Representatives from hospital staff members, local community and industry make up the REF board – their efforts are entirely voluntary. The REF works closely with SUH providing a vehicle for research governance; and supporting education and training within the hospital and its catchment area via:

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