CIDR Committees


The CIDR National Steering Committee (formerly the National Implementation Board) is made up of nominated representatives from the Health Services Executive directorates; Health & Wellbeing, National Hospitals Office, Information and Communication Technology; and a representative from the Food Safety Promotion Board (Safefood). The committee advises on and oversees the implementation, new developments, governance and management of CIDR across the country in conjunction with the Regional Implementation Committees and the CIDR project team.

However, during the design and development of the CIDR system there were a number of committees who supported this process including the NDSC Board, the CDIR Project Board, CIDR Development Committee, Pilot Implementation Evaluation Committee and Regional Implementation Committees (RICs).

The National Business Rules Committee, comprised of the chairpersons of regional business rules committees, facilitated the development and implementation of agreed business rules for CIDR. To committee was reconvened in 2007 to continue this work. This committee facilitated the amendment of the CIDR Business Rules ensuring that the CIDR Business Rules remain relevant and are an accurate reflection of the day-to-day use of CIDR following implementation. The updated CIDR Business Rules were approved by the committee on 30th July, 2014. The Business Rules were approved by the CIDR National Steering Committee in November, 2014.

The National CIDR User Group, made up of representatives from each site where CIDR is implemented (both public health and laboratory), meets each quarter, usually by teleconference, to discuss the ongoing use of CIDR and associated developments.

Last Updated: 23 April 2015