Open Access Awards
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.
Open Access Awards 2018 Winners
The 2018 awards took place on December 7th and the winners were:
- Mental Health: Bobby Smyth ‘Opioid substitution treatment and heroin dependent adolescents: Reductions in heroin use and treatment retention over twelve months’
- Quality Improvement : Keith Mc Grath ‘Enhancing Acute Stroke Services: A Quality Improvement Project’
- Acute Hospitals – Una Cunningham ‘Team interventions in acute hospital contexts: a systematic search of the literature using realist synthesis’
- Primary Care: Andree Rochfort ‘Does patient self-management education of primary care professionals improve patient outcomes: a systematic review.
- Health and Wellbeing : Garrett Greene ‘A novel statistical method for assessing effective adherence to medication and calculating optimal drug dosages‘
- Clinical Strategy and Programmes : Maria Brenner ‘Children’s complex care needs: a systematic concept analysis of multidisciplinary language’
- National Cancer Control Programme: Orlaith Cormican ‘Living with Relapsed Myeloma: Symptoms and Self Care Strategies’
Overall winner 2018
The overall winner of the 2018 HSE Open Access Research Awards was:
Congratulations to all the 2018 award winners and entrants.