HSE Open Access Research Awards


Celebrating Open Access

The HSE Open Access Research Awards were 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.

HSE Open Access Research Awards 2022

The 9th annual HSE Open Access Research Awards are now open for entry.

The awards are judged across a number of categories, and for 2022 the categories are:

Acute Care and Hospitals

Community and Social Care

Mental Health and Disabilities

Integrated Services

Climate or Environmental Health

Open Access Awards montage of presenters and winners

Presenters and winners from the 2020 Open Access Awards

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges with research experience. There will be a prize for each category, and an overall winner will also be selected as representing the best of all submissions received.

This year there will be a special Innovation prize to recognise outstanding developments in practice or service delivery.

Winners will receive a custom piece of glassware celebrating their achievement.   

Criteria for entry

Entries close on Friday October 28th 2022 and the winners will be announced in early December. Enquiries about the awards can be directed to lenus@hse.ie.   

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