Privacy & Cookies


Health Research Board Clinical Research Coordination Ireland (HRB CRCI) are hosted by MMI Clinical Research Development Ireland (CRDI) and as such the following Cookies Policy applies.

1. Purpose

This Cookies Policy explains how MMI Clinical Research Development Ireland (CRDI) uses cookies to recognise you when you visit the HRB CRCI website. It explains what they are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. We will regularly update this statement if there are any changes to the cookies we use or to better inform you of the uses of cookies on this website.

2. Policy Statements

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file of letters and numbers that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Our site uses cookies to analyse visitor behaviour in order to continually improve the site and to remember choices you make with regard to how some parts of the site operate, for example, any filtering options that you select.

Why we use cookies?

Cookies are used to analyse traffic through this website and to improve the user experience of the website. Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our website to operate, to enhance the user experience or to allow you to access the Login area. Other cookies enable us to track our website users to gather information about the number of visitors and whether they are return or first-time visitors.

What are the different types of cookies?

Cookies set by the website owner are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website. Third parties that set these cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits our website and when it visits certain other websites.

What cookies do we use?

We collate information on all our websites’ traffic that is represented in aggregate format through cookies. We use third parties such as Google Analytics to collect user information, including through the use of cookies (flash and non-flash) and web beacons. They help us to improve our websites and to deliver many of the functions that make your browser experience more user friendly. You can find a list of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below.

First party cookies
Cookie Purpose Expires
catAccCookies Used to determine if the user has accepted these websites’ Privacy Policy. 30 days
edu_mmi_session Used by the website to determine login status 1 hour
MoodleSession Used by the website to determine session status 2 hours
Third party cookies

You should also be aware that there are cookies which are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance these websites. You will see ‘social buttons’ on our websites, which enable you to share or bookmark the web pages.

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description Provider
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users. Google
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users. Google
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate Google

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to manage cookies; you can accept all cookies, be notified when cookies are set and reject all cookies. Disabling or restricting cookies may affect the functioning of the website.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse third party cookies. For further information on how to manage cookies please consult the help section of your browser.

Where can I get further information?

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our use of cookies using the details below:

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) for HRB CRCI can be contacted at, or by post at Data Protection Officer, Clinical Research Development Ireland, 28 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.


Health Research Board Clinical Research Coordination Ireland (HRB CRCI) are hosted by MMI Clinical Research Development Ireland (CRDI) and as such the following privacy statement applies. This privacy statement sets out how CRDI uses and protects information – including your personal information, which CRDI collects and receives when you use any of its websites, systems or services. CRDI is committed to compliance with all applicable Data Protection Legislation, including GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the 2011 e-privacy regulations.

What is GDPR?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an update to existing data protection law and came into effect across the EU on May 25 th 2018. GDPR gives you more control over your personal data and places greater accountability on organisations when collecting, using and keeping personal data safe.

Our Role

CRDI is a company limited by guarantee and may act as data controller for the various programmes which operate under CRDI. CRDI are responsible for how your personal data is collected, used and protected. We respect your personal data and take great care to ensure security and confidentially are maintained at all times.

What is personal data?

Personal data is information which identifies you or which can be used with other information to identify you. CRDI collects personal data in a variety of circumstances such as when you register for an event or course run by CRDI, sign up to one of our memberships or apply for a job at CRDI. Examples of personal data include your name and contact details.

How we use your information

CRDI is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any information you provide CRDI will only be used in accordance with the privacy policy.


If you have any queries in relation to our processing of personal data, including how to exercise your rights under GDPR, please contact our Data Protection Officer. The Data Protection Officer (DPO) for CRDI can be contacted at or by post at Data Protection Officer, Clinical Research Development Ireland, 28 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.


You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Commissioner’s Office, if you think there is a problem with the way we are handling your personal identifiable information.


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