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Ireland's central source for Open Access health research

Lenus, the Irish Health Research repository is the leading source for Irish research in health and social care.  The Lenus collections include peer reviewed journal articles, grey literature, dissertations, reports and conference presentations. Lenus contains the publications of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) and the collected research output of over 130 health organisations past and present are all freely accessible.

Submit Your Research to Lenus 

If you are an Irish researcher or have conducted research in an Irish institution or health organisation, you can add your published research to Lenus. Submitted articles must be available in Open Access format or the publisher's policy must permit author self archiving. Advice on Open Access publishing and publishers' policies is available on the 'Open Access Publishing Guide' and 'Publishers' policies' pages available on the left-hand menu.     



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HSE Open Access Research Awards 2021

The winners of the 2021 HSE Open Access Research Awards have been announced.

This year has seen the highest volume of entries in the history of the awards, reflecting the growth of Open Access publishing and the level of activity in Irish health research.


This year's awards were in four categories:

Acute Care and Hospitals

Colum Dunne et al  Biomarkers in delirium: A systematic review

Community and Social Care

Katarzyna Gajewska et al. Prevalence and incidence of type 1 diabetes in Ireland: a retrospective cross-sectional study using a national pharmacy claims data from 2016

Mental Health and Disabilities

Peter Barrett et al. Potential alcohol use disorder among MSM in Ireland - Findings from the European MSM internet survey (EMIS 2017)


Jacopo Villani et al. A community-health partnership response to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Travellers and Roma in Ireland.


A Special Merit prize was awarded to:

Gautam Gulati et al. Challenges for people with intellectual disabilities in law enforcement interactions in Ireland; thematic analysis informed by 1537 person-years' experience


The overall winner of the HSE Open Access Research Awards 2021 was:

Kieran Walsh et al. SARS-CoV-2 detection, viral load and infectivity over the course of an infection


Congratulations to our winners, and sincere thanks to all who entered their research for the awards.





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