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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 2021 - Enter Now

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 HSE Open Access Research Awards are now open.

This year has seen the Irish health services deal with a number of unprecedented challenges, from the massive cyber-attack in May to the rollout of the largest vaccination programme in the country’s history.

Through it all, clinicians and researchers have continued to deliver high quality healthcare – and to research new treatments, new advances in science and health, new ways of improving health outcomes.

The HSE Open Access Research Awards aims to shine a light on this activity and to thank those who have chosen to make their work available through Open Access, making their discoveries and advances freely available to all.


This year's awards will be in four categories:

Acute Care and Hospitals

Community and Social Care

Mental Health and Disabilities



Criteria for entry

Entries must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The research must have been published within the past two years (24 months)
  • The research must be available in full text in an Open Access forum (and added to the Lenus repository, pre or post entry)


Enter your research for the 2021 awards here


The closing date for entries is Friday October 29th 2021, and the winners will be announced in early December. Enquiries about the awards can be directed to lenus@hse.ie.






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