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The 6th annual HSE Open Access Research Awards are now open for entry

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 6th annual HSE Open Access Research Awards are now open for entry.

The awards celebrate practitioners and researchers working across health and social care disciplines in Ireland who are publishing and making their research available in open access format. The awards are presented in eight categories:

  • Mental Health
  • Acute Hospitals
  • Primary Care
  • Social Care
  • Health and Well Being
  • Quality Improvement
  • National Cancer Control Programme
  • Clinical Strategy & Programmes

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges with research experience. An award will also be given to the best of all submissions received.

Enter Now: Click here for the entry form

Criteria for Entry

Entries can draw on expertise from the medical, nursing or social care disciplines and include administration or management. Entries must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The research article should have been published in the 24 months before entry
  • It should be available in full text in Open Access (and added to the Lenus repository, pre or post entry)

Closing date is 1 November 2019.

Follow updates on the awards on the @hselibrary and @lenushse accounts or follow #HSEOAAwards19.

Enquiries about the awards can be directed to

Open Access Awards 2018 Winners

The 2018 awards took place on December 7th and the winners were:

Overall winner 2018

The overall winner of the 2018 HSE Open Access Research Awards was:

Ailbhe Spillane, for her paper “What are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? An observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland.

Congratulations to all the 2018  award winners and entrants.


November 1, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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