CRDI is in the Process of Voluntary Strike Off

The importance of excellent and nationally coordinated clinical research is now more evident than ever before, and Irish higher educational institutions involved in clinical research are wholeheartedly committed to its success. It has been recognised by the Board of Directors of MMI-CRDI, which includes directors representative of five HEIs, that while the HEIs will continue to work together extensively on clinical research, strategic research partnerships across HEIs are now delivered through different mechanisms to those contemplated when CRDI was first established.


The Board of the Company has concluded that the functions of CRDI should be wound down in an orderly manner and the company should cease to function on 30 April 2021 following which an application for voluntary strike off will be submitted to the CRO. All necessary governance and compliance steps are being taken to ensure an orderly voluntary strike off of the Company.

The Board is indebted to the Members and its funding bodies for their support since the Company’s establishment and to the very dedicated staff of the company who have worked so diligently across diverse projects. The Board will seek to minimise disruption to funding bodies to the greatest extent possible as it works towards closing down of the Company’s activities.

On-going or new projects now located in the Member Institutions

ICAT - Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme

The Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme is a unique all Ireland cross-institutional, comprehensive national programme for Clinician Scientists based at six major Irish universities and their affiliated hospital groups

Neptune - Neonatal Brain Consortium Ireland

The Neonatal and Children’s Brain Consortium Ireland (NBCI) has been established to encompass all research in neonatal brain injury.



In4kids is a strong Irish network which promotes collaboration among the paediatric research community in Ireland and increases our national capacity for high-quality, ethical clinical research.



Cúram is a national research centre advancing R&D in the medical device sector. Supported by Science Foundation Ireland and industry partners, CÚRAM enhances Ireland’s standing as a major hub for the global medical devices industry.

IPCOR - Irish Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research

The Irish Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research is establishing a nationwide prostate cancer registry which captures high-quality information from newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients in the Republic of Ireland.

Get in touch

Any enquiry with regard to CRDI during the period of windup can be directed to: