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Research Support

  1. Guidance for Conducting Research
  2. Knowledge Transfer and Exchange
  3. Research Funding Proposals and Applications

Guidance for Conducting Research

Top 10 Research Priorities for Palliative and End of Life Care for the island of Ireland, developed in 2015, guides researchers to address key research priorities for people with life limiting conditions and their families, carers, and health and social care professionals on the island of Ireland. For more information on how these priorities were developed see Palliative and End of Life Research Priority Setting Project for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

AIIHPC Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) strategic plan 2023 – 2027 provides a framework for all those seeking to undertake palliative care research, from early career researchers to those leading and shaping international projects.

The Patients, their Families and Carers, and Interested Citizens Involvement in Palliative Care Research web page supports researchers to include people’s lived experiences to identify gaps in services, information and supports, and highlight issues.

Knowledge Transfer and Exchange

AIIHPC is an established knowledge broker for palliative care on the island of Ireland and is in a unique position to unlock the potential of our Palliative Care Research Network members’ research to reach palliative care providers, health agencies, hospices, academic institutions, charity organisations and people with life-limiting conditions and their families, carers and interested citizens (through Voices4Care).

We support our members to disseminate research messages, knowledge and findings across the research cycle, from proposal to conclusion and beyond, to develop:

Research Funding Proposals and Applications

We support our Palliative Care Research Network members when seeking funding opportunities, writing, or revising funding proposals by:

  • Proving information on upcoming funding opportunities through our monthly updates
  • Identifying relevant academic and clinical researchers for proposals from our members and beyond, to ensure multidisciplinary engagement and clinical relevance
  • Involving AIIHPC Voices4Care group, people with life-limiting conditions, family carers and interested citizens
  • Supporting engagement with policymakers, service providers, service commissioners, and key stakeholders to ensure that research can impact policy and practice
  • Supporting knowledge transfer and exchange through design of websites, web pages, videos, infographics, posters, flyers, brochures
  • Supporting development of workshops, seminars, and webinars to stakeholders across research and academia, people with palliative care needs, their families and carers, service providers, clinicians, and policy makers. 
Photo of Prof Kevin Brazil

“AIIHPC provided invaluable support and guidance on the development of the knowledge transfer and exchange work package for mySupport study. From the proposal stage when seeking EU funding to designing the project name and logo using input from AIIHPC’s Voices4Care panel (people with life-limiting conditions, carers and interested citizens). The Institute’s expertise, skills and resources have assisted in the development of the website, research literature and provided opportunities for dissemination to a wide variety of audiences supporting us to build a following for this research.”
Prof Kevin Brazil, Professor of Palliative Care in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

If you would like to learn more about how the Institute can support you with your research please contact, Dr Mary Rabbitte, AIIHPC Programme Manager:  mrabbitte@aiihpc.org