Scope and Patterns of PH(A)R
The purpose of the action group is to define the scope and nature of PHR. Furthermore, the action group also examines the need of creating general quality criteria for PHR, which requires thinking differently about rigour, validity and markers of success. This action group aims to meet the first objective set out by ICPHR ‘To Define PHR.’ In order to meet this objective, the group will draw together knowledge about the various types of Participatory Health Research, including theoretical, scientific and ethical underpinnings. Coordinated by: Prof. Irma Brito, Nursing School of Coimbra (Portugal) and Prof. Jane Springett, University of Alberta (Canada). You can send a message to Scope and Patterns of PHR here.
Making the Case
In this group the focus is on making the contribution of PHR more visible to various audiences, including policy makers, funders, governmental and non‐governmental organizations, academic institutions and others. Coordinated by: Dr. Hella von Unger, Social Science Research Center Berlin. You can send a message to this action group here.
Developing a PHR Database
This group is bringing together published and non‐published sources in various languages on the background, methods, and results of PHR so as to make these available to the larger international community. This will include developing ways to synthesize knowledge from the various sources. Coordinated by: Dr. Tina Cook, Northumbria University (UK). You can send a message to this action group here.