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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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ORCIDs are a form of persistent unique identifier that gather all your published research together and link it unambiguously with you. Having an ORCID means eliminating confusion with similarly-named authors, and allows you to list all past affiliations, funding details and publications. Click here to get your free ORCID today.


HSE Open Access Research Awards 2023 - Enter Here

The 10th 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 judged across a number of categories, and for 2023 the categories are:


Acute Care and Hospitals

Community and Social Care

Mental Health and Disabilities

Integrated Services

Climate or Environmental Health


Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges with research experience. There will be a prize for each category, and an overall winner will also be selected as representing the best of all submissions received.


This year there will be a special Innovation prize to recognise outstanding developments in practice or service delivery.


Winners will receive a custom piece of glassware celebrating their achievement.   


Criteria for Entry

Entries must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The research must have been published within the two years (24 months) prior to the closing date
  • The research must be available in full text in an Open Access forum (and added to the Lenus repository as a condition of entry)
  • At least one author must be working for or on behalf of the Irish health services


Entries close on Friday October 27th 2023 and the winners will be announced in early December. For more information, email lenus@hse.ie.   

Enter Now


More information available at hselibrary.ie


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