AIIHPC strategically supports the delivery of outstanding, innovative research by building capacity, quality and sustainability and translating research output into practical impact on policy and services.
We are dedicated to identifying and developing collaborations with other funding organisations and stakeholders to enhance the availability of funding for research in palliative care, and to create, where appropriate, opportunities for knowledge exchange and translation.
AIIHPC is also committed to user and carer involvement, and the principle that communities are active, influential and ongoing participants in the research, training, mentoring and knowledge translation activities, and that their roles have been formally agreed upon in the spirit of ensuring equity and mutual benefits from the collaboration.
Structured Research Network
AIIHPC is committed to bringing together a multidisciplinary group of researchers on the island of Ireland through the launch of our Structured Research Network, co-funded by the Health Research Board and the Institute.
We envisage that the Network will:
• Involve several academic organisations located across both jurisdictions working collaboratively to develop and produce innovative, high quality research in palliative and end-of-life care;
• Consist of individuals and groups from a wide range of different research disciplines and clinical professions working across multiple settings;
• Provide opportunities to develop methodological and interdisciplinary approaches to tackle challenges in this area;
• Ensure that the research will have the maximum positive impact on policy and practice by involving service users, and other policy and practice stakeholders, in all their research;
• Nurture and develop high quality researchers by incorporating a strong, well-managed research training/ career development programme.