Non-technical project summaries

In accordance with the National legislation, each project application must be accompanied by a non-technical project summary (NTPS). The NTPS should be a short, clear account of your project that gives sufficient detail for the reader to understand why and how the work is being undertaken, including how the 3Rs will be implemented. The NTPS is intended for the general public to read and therefore should be in non-technical language.

HPRA role 

  • We are obliged to ensure that following authorisation of a project, the NTPS is published, subject to safeguarding intellectual property rights and confidential information.
  • We are also obliged to ensure that the NTPS is updated with any changes to the project authorisation that may affect the information published in the original NTPS.
  • The format and structure of the NTPS is established by the European Commission, and it is a requirement that it is written in language that is easily understood. However, the use of some technical terms is unavoidable.


Guidance and Application Forms


Publication of NTPS

  • Non-technical project summaries (NTPSs) are collated and released quarterly.
  • Published NTPS reports are available for all projects authorised from 1 January 2013.
  • Published NTPS reports will remain accessible to the public for a minimum period of three years after the expiry of the project authorisation.



Quarter 1 & 2 2013 NTPS

Quarter 3 2013 NTPS

Quarter 4 2013 NTPS


Quarter 1 2014 NTPS

Quarter 2 2014 NTPS

Quarter 3 2014 NTPS

Quarter 4 2014 NTPS

Quarter 1 2015 NTPS

Quarter 2 2015 NTPS

Quarter 3 2015 NTPS

Quarter 4 2015 NTPS


Quarter 1 2016 NTPS 

Quarter 2 2016 NTPS   

Quarter 3 2016 NTPS

Quarter 4 2016 NTPS  


Quarter 1 2017 NTPS

Quarter 2 2017 NTPS

Quarter 3 2017 NTPS

Quarter 4 2017 NTPS 


Quarter 1 2018 NTPS
Quarter 2 2018 NTPS

Quarter 3 2018 NTPS

Quarter 4 2018 NTPS


Quarter 1 2019 NTPS 
Quarter 2 2019 NTPS

Quarter 3 2019 NTPS
Quarter 4 2019 NTPS

*Please note the 2013 NTPSs were originally published prior to our name changing to HPRA in July 2014, and therefore references the name Irish Medicines Board (IMB).