Open Access Awards
The sixth annual HSE Open Access Research Awards ceremony took place on December 4th.
Celebrating Open Access
The HSE Open Access publishing award was established in 2014 to encourage and reward open access publishing in the Irish health sector.
Submissions are invited from across a range of disciplines in health and social care.
About the Awards
The awards build on the HSE’s statement on Open Access publishing and the commitment to develop and promote open research. The award recognises health and social care professionals and those conducting research in the Irish health system. It is a route to promote research activity that improves the evidence and knowledge base underpinning our health services.
The Open Access Awards are awarded in the eight categories listed below. When submitting an entry select the category for which it is to be considered.
- Mental Health
- Acute Hospitals
- Primary Care
- Social Care
- Health and Well Being
- Quality Improvement
- National Cancer Control Programme
- Clinical Strategy & Programmes
There is also an overall winner, which is the article viewed by the external judge to represent an outstanding piece of research from the years’ entries.
The Award Winners receive a newly-commissioned glass piece in recognition of their valuable research contribution to Irish healthcare.
Criteria for Entry
Entries can draw on expertise from the medical, nursing or social care disciplines and include administration or management but must fulfil the following criteria;
- The research article should have been published in the previous 24 months
- It should be available in full text in Open Access (and added to the Lenus repository, pre or post entry)
Open Access Awards 2019 Winners
- Acute Hospitals: George Shorten, Karthikeyan Srinivasan and their colleagues for their paper ‘Proficiency-based progression training: an ‘end to end’ model for decreasing error applied to achievement of effective epidural analgesia during labour: a randomised control study’.
- Clinical Strategy and Programmes: Ide Delargy and colleagues for their paper ‘Twenty years of the methadone treatment protocol in Ireland: reflections on the role of general practice’.
- Primary Care: Conor Judge and colleagues for their paper ‘Aspirin for primary prevention of stroke in individuals without cardiovascular disease—A meta-analysis’.
- Mental Health: Daniel Flynn and colleagues for their paper ‘Does an adapted Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills training programme result in positive outcomes for participants with a dual diagnosis? A mixed methods study’.
- Quality Improvement: Daniela Rohde and colleagues for their paper ‘Cognitive impairment and medication adherence post-stroke: A five-year follow-up of the ASPIRE-S cohort‘.
- Social Care: Natalie Hession and colleagues for their paper ‘Being “Mindful” of Dignity in Dying: Developing Awareness, Fostering a Psychological Understanding, and Supporting Dignified Endings-To-Life’.
- Health and Wellbeing : Niamh Merriman and colleagues for their paper ‘Addressing cognitive impairment following stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis of non-randomised controlled studies of psychological interventions‘.
Overall winner 2019
The overall winner of the 2018 HSE Open Access Research Awards was:
Des Crowley and colleagues for their paper ‘Evaluating peer-supported screening as a hepatitis C case-finding model in prisoners‘.
Congratulations to all the 2019 award winners and entrants.