Who we are

CSTAR was founded by a group of academic/health researchers from UCD, TCD, NUIG and UL with support from a number of other institutions.

It opened for business on 1st September 2009 and is led by Dr Mary Codd, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science.

Our Mission:

The mission of CSTAR is to enhance the quality and increase the quantity of health research in Ireland. To achieve that, the Centre strives:

1)      To become an integral part of the leading Irish research teams and provide a research support environment to build lasting relationships between academics, state agencies, private businesses and charity organisations.

2)      To develop effective partnerships with national and international organisations that have the common goal to build a state-of-the-art, coordinated umbrella of services for patient care, clinical research, evidence-based medicine and related areas or research.

CSTAR aims to contribute to the development of a dynamic community of health researchers, whose interests are driven by the need to provide solutions to problems and to discover new techniques, treatments, products and services that enhance the quality of healthcare.

CSTAR’s approach is synergistic. As statistical methods have become the core methodology of all health sciences, CSTAR strives to offer a cross-disciplinary approach to problem-solving and to stimulate the fusion of ideas from a variety of sources.