Fourth Quarter, 2014
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In this Issue:
1. Save the Dates: Annual Working Meeting 2015 with Pre-Conference in Germany
2. Courses in Participatory Social Research for 2015
3. Ethics in Participatory Health Research: Request for Case Examples and Case Studies
4. Add us to Your Website and Follow us on Twitter!
5. Getting Involved
1 Save the Dates: Annual Working Meeting 2015 with Pre-Conference in Germany
Our next Annual Working Meeting will take place from 4-6 June 2015 at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin (Germany). 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. The Annual Working Meeting is open to all interested members. The pre-conference has limited space. More details can be found on our website. We have received initial funding and are currently approaching other funders to cover travel costs. You are encouraged to approach your national office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to inquire about travel funds.
2 Courses in Participatory Social Research for 2015
Participatory forms of research are increasingly common in the fields of health, social welfare, and education but there are few opportunities for shared learning about this approach. A goal of the ICPHR is to promote the use of participatory research through competency building. Four ICPHR affiliated institutions have developed a continuing education course to be offered in various countries in the local language: Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin (Berlin, Germany), Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal), University of Northumbria at Newcastle (Newcastle, UK), and the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). The courses for 2015 taking place in Berlin and Coimbra have been announced. The courses are designed for practitioners, academic researchers, citizens involved in research for social change and post-graduate students.
3 Ethics in Participatory Health Research: Request for Case Examples and Case Studies
We are collecting 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!
4 Add us to Your Website and Follow us on Twitter!
Adding a link to the ICPHR website is an important way you can contribute to spreading the word about our work! Stay up to date with our latest annoucements by following us on twitter @ICPHR.
5 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.