First Quarter, 2015
Information en français: Nita Chaudhuri, firstname.lastname@example.org
Informatión en español: Francisco Javier Mercado Martinez, email@example.com
Informação em Português: Irma Brito, firstname.lastname@example.org
Information auf Deutsch: Michael Wright, email@example.com
In this Issue:
1. New Consortium Structure Inaugurated
2. Project List Updated and Expanded
3. Annual Working Meeting 2015 with Pre-Conference in Germany
4. Action Research Conferences – Call for Presentations
5. Ethics in Participatory Health Research: Request for Case Examples and Case Studies
6. New Journal Announced
7. New Website for German-Speaking Network
8. Add us to Your Website
9. Getting Involved
1 New Consortium Structure Inaugurated
Since its founding, the ICPHR has been an organization of dedicated individuals based at academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and governmental bodies. The members have contributed to the work of the ICPHR based on their personal commitment, using the resources immediately available to them. As the work of the ICPHR has increased, there has been a growing need to expand our capacity. The consortium structure will enable us to do that. Each of the focus areas of the ICPHR is now led by an institution currently working in that area. The institution provides leadership by initiating and coordinating the activities of ICPHR members who want to become involved. The institutions make up a consortium which coordinated by the Central Office of the ICPHR located at the Institute for Social Health at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin in Germany. Consortium members are directly involved in the governance of the ICPHR by serving on the Executive Committee. A memorandum of understanding between the Central Office and each consortium member clarifies the various roles and responsibilities.
Here is the list of the consortium members with their areas of responsibility:
Our growing list of projects has been updated and expanded. To become involved in a specific project, please contact the project lead.
3 Annual Working Meeting 2015 with Pre-Conference in Germany
The interest in our Annual Working Meeting has never been greater, showing how our work is growing! We now have a waiting list, as there are over 60 registrants from several different countries! The meeting will take place from 4-6 June 2015 at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin. From 1-3 June 2015 there will be a pre-conference at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld with the title: International Scientific Meeting on the Impact of Participatory Health Research. More information can be found here. We look forward to welcoming colleagues to Germany!
4 Action Research Conferences – Call for Presentations
Two major international conferences will be taking place this year on action research: The annual conference of the Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) from 6-8 November 2015 and the ALARA 9th Action Learning Action Research together with the 13th Participatory Action Research World Congress from 4-7 November 2015. Consult the Internet sites for further details.
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!
6 New Journal Announced
There is a new journal Citizen Science: Theory and Practice promoting citizen involvement in research. More information can be foundhere.
7 New Website for German-Speaking Network
The German Network for Participatory Health Research (PartNet) is the German-language affiliate of the ICPHR with members from German-speaking countries. PartNet is hosting this year’s meetings in Germany. The network with over 150 members has launched a new website
8 Add 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!
9 Getting Involved
The best way to get involved in the work of the Collaboration is through the Project Groups. 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