THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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Life and Medical Sciences Committee Reports

Vaccines: a life saving choice

26 April 2019

Expert statement from Academy's Life and Medical Sciences committee.

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Clinical Trials

20 June 2018

Our Life and Medical Sciences Committee have released a statement on Clinical Trials in Ireland looking at clinical trials and examining good clinical practice, patient consent and the economy of clinical trials.

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Exploiting nature's recyclers for a cleaner environment

01 October 2015

Expert Statement of the Royal Irish Academy Life and Medical Sciences Committee

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Nutrition and Health: Focus on fats from the personalised perspective

01 October 2015

 Expert Statement of the Royal Irish Academy Life and Medical Sciences Committee

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Myopia: a growing problem

01 October 2015

Expert Statement of the Royal Irish Academy Life and Medical Sciences Committee

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Clostridium difficile

01 October 2015

Expert Statement of the Royal Irish Academy Life and Medical Sciences Committee.

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Life Sciences Issue 5: Parasites – Hidden Horrors in our Midst

30 November 2012

The fifth statement is entitled Parasites – Hidden Horrors in our Midst

Aaron Maule and Nikki Marks Download

Life Sciences Issue 4: Biodiversity in our Lives

01 December 2011

The fourth statement is entitled Biodiversity in our Lives

Professor Tom Bolger Download

Life Science Issues 3: DNA Fingerprinting: The Code to Identification

30 November 2011

The third statement is entitled DNA Fingerprinting: The Code to Identification.

Professors Geraldine Butler Download

Life Sciences Issue 2: Diet, Physical Activity and Health

30 June 2011

The second statement is entitled Diet, Physical Activity and Health.

Professors Philip Newsholme, Giuseppe De Vito and Colin Boreham Download

Life Sciences Issue 1: The need for life sciences in Ireland

28 February 2011

The first statement is entitled The Need for Life Sciences in Ireland.

Professor Alex Evans (UCD) Download