Importance of Research

Why is Health Research Important?

Health research covers a broad spectrum of activities from basic biomedical research in the laboratory to clinical and patient-oriented research, population health sciences and health services research. Every diagnosis, intervention and new treatment carried out in our health service is based on research.

CF Ireland is committed to funding research to advance our knowledge and understanding of cystic fibrosis (CF). A key objective of the Association is also to contribute to the development and improvement of CF services throughout the country. The ultimate aim of research is to find a cure for CF, but in the meantime it is imperative we support research that aims to improve current methods of treatment and management of the disease as well as enhance the quality of life of those living with the condition.

Research topics CF Ireland have invested in to date include the prevalence of CF-related diabetes, management of CF and pathogenesis of the disease. CF Ireland is currently joint funding four research projects through a joint funding scheme with the Health Research Board (HRB).

Please see the Current Projects section for more information on these research projects.