Our Group Central Office (GCO) is based in Dublin and the team manages Cancer Trials Ireland’s portfolio development, trial monitoring and business functions.

It works closely with the Team Leaders, research nurses, data managers and investigators in all the Cancer Trials Research Units located in hospitals across the country and co-ordinates the activities of the Disease Specific Sub-Groups (DSSGs) through which the research portfolio is developed.

The team has considerable expertise in clinical project management, pharmacovigilance, data management, on-site monitoring, quality management and training. GCO has experience in drug distribution, accountability and labelling, which has facilitated our work with industry and our collaboration with international partners.

GCO provides local expertise in regulatory and ethics processes in Ireland, the UK and Europe. It is Eudravigilance accredited by the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA), allowing direct access by GCO employees to the European safety database.

GCO staff numbers approximately 50, comprising the CEO, Head of Operations, Head of Research and Business Development, Head of Biometrics, Project Managers, Clinical Research Associates, Clinical Trial Coordinators, Clinical Trials Administrators, Quality and Training Manager & Associates, Clinical Data Managers, Statistician, Pharmacovigilance Manager & Associate and support staff.

Members of the Leadership & Operations Teams

Eibhlin Mulroe CEO
currently vacant Head of Clinical Operations
Verena Murphy Head of Research and Business Development
Robert Cosgrave Financial ​Controller​
Ann Ryan Finance Manager
Ide Fagan HR Partner
Jacinta Marron Head of Biometrics
Olivia McLoughlin Quality and Training Manager
Imelda Parker Group Statistician
Ken Rogan Communications Advisor