Fourth Quarter, 2015
Information en français: Nita Chaudhuri, email@example.com
Informatión en español: Francisco Javier Mercado Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Informação em Português: Irma Brito, email@example.com
Information auf Deutsch: Michael Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
In this Issue:
- Save the Date: Annual Working Meeting 2016
- UK Network Site Launched
- Online Short Course Launched
- New Journal Call for Papers
- Ethics in Participatory Health Research: Request for Case Examples and Case Studies
- Add us to Your Website
- Getting Involved
1 Save the Date: Annual Working Meeting 2016
The next Annual Working Meeting of the ICPHR will take place in Malmö, Sweden from 9am, Thursday, 25 August to 2pm, Saturday, 27 August 2016. A pre-conference is being planned for 24 August featuring work being conducted in Sweden. Details on the meetings will be posted on the website.
2 UK Network Site Launched
ICPHR members are founding networks at the regional and national levels to promote participatory approaches to research in various settings. In addition to the German-speaking and Spanish-speaking networks linked to our website, there is now the UK Participatory Research Network. For more information, visit their new website.
3 Online Short Course Launched
There are now several ICPHR members offering short courses and other learning opportunities for those interested in becoming participatory health researchers. The newest offer is a cooperation between the ICPHR and the CQ University’s Centre for Professional Development (Australia): A 10 month online course in Participatory Health Research. This course will allow the participants to complete a small PHR project. They will be supported in their learning through a study guide, online discussion forums guided by an experienced facilitator, and collaboration with others in the course. This non-accredited course is aimed at practitioners wanting to increase their understanding of PHR and how it can be incorporated into everyday practice. More information can be found here.
4 New Journal Call for Papers
Research For All: Universities and Society is a new journal for anyone working inside or outside universities who is committed to seeing research make a difference in society. Contributors include researchers, policymakers, managers, practitioners, community-based organizations, schools, businesses and the intermediaries who bring these people together. The journal aims to raise the quality of engaged research by stimulating discussion about the effectiveness of engagement with researchers, research outcomes and processes. The journal is looking for articles that describe, explain and analyse engaged research. Articles may include words, images, audio and video. To find out more, and view a film explaining more about the journal, please visit the NCCPE website.
5 Ethics in Participatory Health Research: Request for Case Examples and Case Studies
We continue to collect case examples for a broader discussion on ethics in Participatory Health Research. These examples will illustrate the issues raised in our position paper on ethics, available on the website. For more information about the case examples and case studies, click here. Feel free to submit your case studies in languages other than English. We will work with our language coordinators to find ways to incorporate these studies into the sites which are currently being developed in other languages. We look forward to hearing from you!
6Add us to Your Website
Adding a link to the ICPHR website is an important way you can contribute to spreading the word about our work!
7 Getting Involved
The best way to get involved in the work of the ICPHR is through the Project Groups and Focus Areas. Contact the coordinators of the projects which meet your interests. Members are also welcome to set up new projects. This can be done by submitting an idea to the Central Office. Or maybe you represent an organization and are looking to cooperate with the ICPHR. Just send an email to the Central Office with a description of your work and we will contact you. Our list of current projects can be found here: http://www.icphr.org/projects.html The Focus Areas are described here.