About The Group

The ICC-CTG was established in 2006 with the aim of improving the capacity to conduct high-quality clinical research in the critically ill in Ireland.


Our vision is to improve outcomes for critically ill patients through excellence and innovation in research, promoting translation of results into clinical practice.

Strategic Direction

Our strategic direction is aimed at building on the activities already established by the ICC-CTG, in addition to fostering Irish Investigator led research.

Our Mission

Our mission is to undertake high quality Critical Care research in Ireland, including multi-centre clinical trials, including basic science research, informatics and service delivery and organisation research with a view to translating this knowledge into improving clinical practice.

Our Role

In order to inform hypotheses, feasibility and design of multicentre clinical trials, in 2008 the ICC-CTG undertook a multicentre study of the intensive care population demographics in Ireland to define the epidemiology of the potential study population for future trials, including characterisation of the ALI/ARDS subgroup.


Following this, in 2010 the ICC-CTG commenced their first interventional randomised controlled trial of a statin in 534 patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (NEJM, October 2014). Since then, the ICC-CTG has participated in and endorsed many observational and randomised controlled clinical trials.

ICC-CTG News & Events

ICC-CTG Scientific Meeting

Intensive Care Society of Ireland Autumn Meeting. Date: Saturday 16 November, 2024 to include the Kate Flynn Prize Location: Lyrath Hotel, Co Kilkenny / Registration will open in August