About Us

The Irish Society of Human Genetics is an independent non-profit professional organisation whose purpose is to promote and encourage the advancement and public awareness of Human Genetics and Genomics in research and clinical practice.

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Aims and Objectives

  1. To promote, encourage and advance the study and practice of human genetics and genomics.
  2. To support, guide and inform healthcare and other professionals contributing to applications of genetics and genomics in Ireland, and the development and assurance of high standards of practice.
  3. To promote education in genetics and genomics through seminars, lectures, discussion groups, conferences and symposia.
  4. To act as an authoritative body for the purpose of consultation in matters of public and professional interest and to offer informed opinion on issues of public interest in relation to genetics and genomics.
  5. To cooperate and collaborate with other National and International societies which promote the study and practice of human genetics and genomics.

ISHG News

Latest News

webinar: perspectives of the Irish public on the use of their genetic data for research

Who do the Irish public trust to use their genetic data for research, and what controls do they want on its use? Dr Ciara Staunton, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Biomedicine, Eurac Research and Vicky McGrath, CEO of Rare Diseases Ireland…

Practical Guide on Data Protection for Health Researchers.

The Health Research Data Protection Network (HRDPN) is a Network of data protection professionals from Universities, Hospitals, the HSE, NCTO, and not-for-profit Research Organisation/Networks. The HRDPN has published a Practical Guide…