CRDI and its partner institutions train individuals in clinical and translational research through collaborative structured PhD programmes that combine access to high-quality investigators, state-of-the-art research infrastructures and opportunities to work with our industry partners.

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HRB Neonatal Encephalopathy PhD Training Network (NEPTuNE)

The HRB Neonatal Encephalopathy PhD Training Network (NEPTuNE) is a major collaborative structured PhD research programme led by Neonatal Brain Injury Consortium Ireland (NBICI). CRDI is a core partner of the HRB NEPTuNE.

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Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training

The Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme is an all-Ireland clinician PhD programme funded primarily by the Wellcome Trust and Health Research Board (HRB). The programme is coordinated by Clinical Research Development Ireland (CRDI).


Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Programme


The MMI Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Programme (CTRSP; 2011-2016) was a structured 4-year PhD programme for science graduates, with the objective of developing disease-focused researchers able to bridge gaps between basic scientists, clinical scientists and industry.

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Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme


The MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme (CSFP; 2007-2012) was a structured 3-year PhD programme for medical graduates, with the objective of developing the next generation of clinician scientists who will lead the quest for new therapeutic strategies.

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CRDI Scientific Meetings

CRDI Scientific Meetings feature presentations from PhD students including ICAT Fellows, Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Programme & Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme Alumni, and the wider research community.

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