The Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) is the national organization of charities active in medical research. The MRCG promotes a dynamic medical research in Ireland, seeking a greater understanding of how illness can be prevented, how it can be diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively, with the ultimate goal of improving the whole nation's health. A well-functioning medical research infrastructure will ultimately help patients, the health system and the economy. Today's health research is tomorrow's healthcare.