National PPI Network

The overarching aim of the National PPI Network is to support and further build capacity for high-quality PPI in health research throughout Ireland through a Network that serves its members and benefits the wider community.

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The overarching aim of the National PPI Network is to support and further build capacity for high-quality PPI in health research throughout Ireland through a Network that serves its members and benefits the wider community.

The objectives of the National PPI Network are:

  • To further improve the quality of PPI approaches in Irish health and social care research and promote partnerships that are seen as meaningful by both researchers and PPI contributors
  • To embed PPI at an institutional level and in the national research ecosystem
  • To create a nationally coordinated and internationally recognised network of excellence
  • To create a shared national voice for PPI with an identity independent of any one institution and that will serve all

To improve people’s health and to enhance healthcare delivery through engaged research

The long-term vision builds on the vision for the PPI Ignite call. Specifically, a continued transformation of the research culture where meaningful PPI is embedded through:

  • Strategic commitment to PPI
  • Integration of PPI into the core activities of HEIs, including in the development of undergraduate curricula and pedagogy. This includes measuring the quality and impact of PPI on the HEI’s research activities and community partners
  • Reward and recognition of researchers, patients and members of the public involved in PPI
  • Encouragement and support for researchers and members of the public at all levels to become involved in health research
  • Creation of networks within and beyond HEI structures to share good practice and ensure that those involved in PPI feel supported
  • Community-partner capacity and capability to fully engage in PPI
  • Creating a network that will have international reach and position Ireland as a leader in PPI.
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Applications should be made on behalf of a team which is made up of a Lead Applicant, Site Leads and Partners. The Network applicant team should consist of one Lead Applicant from the Host Institution and a Site Lead from each Lead Site. Partners may be national or local. PPI contributors are encouraged as partners. The Network applicant team must demonstrate clearly that the appropriate and relevant partners are involved in order to achieve the objectives of the call and the set of activities described in the proposal.

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Applications must be completed and submitted through the HRB online Grant E-Management System (GEMS) (https://grants.hrb.ie). 

The application must have been reviewed and approved by the signatory approver at the research office (or equivalent) in the host institution before it is submitted to the HRB. Therefore, applicants should ensure that they give the signatory approver sufficient time before the scheme closing date to review the application and approve it on GEMS. Please note that many host institutions specify internal deadlines for this procedure. 

The HRB is committed to an open and competitive process underpinned by international peer review. To ensure the integrity of the assessment process, conflict of interest and confidentiality are applied rigorously in each stage of the process.

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Sara Lord

Project Officer

E. slord(at)hrb,ie

T. 01-2345205

 

Aoife Cahill

Programme Manager

E. acahill(at)hrb.ie

T. 01-2345186

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Opening date
17:00 15-05-2020
Closing date
13:00 28-08-2020
Decision expected
October 2020