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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.     



HSE Open Access Research Awards 2023 - Latest

With just a week to go till the announcement of the HSE Open Access Awards 2023, the shortlist of nominated entries has been finalised:


Feeling like the enemy: the emotion management and alienation of hospital doctors.


Fatal fetal anomaly: Experiences of women and their partners


Bereaved parents involvement in maternity hospital perinatal death review processes: ‘Nobody even thought to ask us anything’


Prescribing in Dementia (RAPID) complex intervention: A mixed-methods feasibility intervention study


Breaking the Silence: Terminology Guidelines for Data Collection on Sexual Violence Against Children


Socio-ecological determinants of older people’s mental health and well-being during COVID-19: A qualitative analysis within the Irish context


LGBT+ Youth Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions in the Growing Up in Ireland Survey: A Qualitative Study


Depression interventions for individuals with coronary artery disease – Cost-effectiveness calculations from an Irish perspective


Adolescents’ experiences of psychotherapy following child sexual abuse


Applying a new approach to the governance of healthcare quality at board level


An overview of the establishment of a national contact tracing programme: a quality improvement approach in a time of pandemic


The Omentum in Obesity-Associated Cancer: A Hindrance to Effective Natural Killer Cell Migration towards Tumour Which Can Be Overcome by CX3CR1 Antagonism


Public Health Measures to Address the Impact of Climate Change on Population Health - Proceedings from a Stakeholder Workshop


Factors that influence the implementation of (inter)nationally endorsed health and social care standards: a systematic review and meta-summary


Exploring first-time mothers' experiences and knowledge about behavioural risk factors for stillbirth


Awards Ceremony

The winners will be announced on Friday 15th December 2023 at 11.30 a.m. The presentation will take place in Dr Steevens’ Hospital Library, Dublin 8 and refreshments will be provided. Proceedings will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person – contact hli@hse.ie to register.


Follow updates on the awards on the @hselibrary and @lenusHSE accounts or follow #HSEOAAwards23



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