Ireland is at the forefront of research in the neonatal brain and neonatal brain injury, and has collaborative potential to be an international leader in this area.
The Neonatal Brain Consortium Ireland (NBCI) has been established with internationally recognised multidisciplinary expertise in neonatology, paediatrics, neurodevelopment, family-centred care, clinical trials and methodology, pharmacology, epidemiology, biostatistics, translational research and neuroimaging. NBCI aims to encompass all researchers in neonatal brain injury.
NBCI members are based in the major universities, hospitals and research centres in Ireland, including the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT). There is a focus on family involvement in research at all levels. This is well demonstrated in the recent award to NBCI of a HRB Collaborative Doctoral Award in Patient-Focused Research for HRB NEPTuNE (Neonatal Encephalopathy PhD Training Network).
Visit the NBCI website at www.nbci.ie