Third 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
[Note: For information in Spanish, visit: http://es.icphr.org/inicio/boletin-informativo-de-la-ciips-tercer-trimestre-2015]
In this Issue:
1. Spanish Site Launched
2. Call for Papers for Special Journal Edition on Impact of Participatory Research
3. International Scientific Meeting on Impact in Participatory Health Research
4. German Short Course Accepting Applications
5. Online Short Course in the Works
6. New Resource: Quality Criteria for Participatory Health Research Projects
7. Call for Proposals: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 14th International Conference
8. Ethics in Participatory Health Research: Request for Case Examples and Case Studies
9. Add us to Your Website
10. Getting Involved
1 Spanish Site Launched
A new ICPHR site has been launched in Spanish! Visit the site here. The site provides information available on the English language site and also other resources and information of interest to a Spanish-speaking audience. A German-language site is already in operation. A Portuguese-language site is in the planning. And a site for the UK network should be launched in the coming months.
2 Call for Papers for Special Journal Edition on Impact of Participatory Research
The Educational Action Research Journal has teamed up with the ICPHR to issue a call for a special issue aiming to explore notions of impact in relation to the principles and practices of different traditions in action research in health and wellbeing. They are looking for contributions (methodological, theoretical and examples from practice) from those whose participatory approach to action research has involved them in wrestling with the challenges of evidencing impact; the challenges that arise when working within a core set of values that sit outside the predominant positivist research paradigm. The deadline for abstracts is 31 October. For more information, click here.
3 International Scientific Meeting on the Impact of Participatory Health Research
The ICPHR teamed up with the German Network for Participatory Health Research (PartNet), the Institute of Population and Public Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Community-Based Research Canada (CBRC) to organize a conference from 1-3 June on the topic of impact in PHR. The conference took place at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at the University of Bielefeld which also provided sponsorship. Experts in PHR from eleven countries met to define what impact means in the participatory research process, how to maximize the impact of the research, and how to observe and document what impact has occurred. The documentation of the meeting is now available on our website.
4 German Short Course Accepting Applications
The ICPHR has developed a short course which has been offered in the UK, Portugal and Germany to qualify those interested in conducting participatory social research for the first time. The Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin (KHSB) will be offering the course in 2016 for the fourth time. Click here for more information and to register. General information about the course can also be found on the ICPHR site.
5 Online Short Course in the Works
Based on our experience in offering a short course in various countries, an online pilot course is being developed by Dr. Wendy Madsen at the Central Queensland University (Australia). The course will provide worldwide access to the resources and expertise of the ICPHR. More information to follow!
6 New Resource: Quality Criteria for Participatory Health Research Projects
Our first position paper defining Participatory Health Research has become a popular download. Many have asked for a short version to be used in teaching and practice. Prof. Tina Cook (Northumbria University, UK) has developed a list of quality criteria for PHR research projects based on the paper which can be downloaded here.
7 Call for Proposals: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 14th International Conference
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is convening their 14th International Conference, May 11- 14, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. For information on how to submit a proposal, visit their site here.
8 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!
9 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!
10 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.