Early Career Researcher Forum
In 2013, the Early Career Researcher Forum (ECRF) was launched by AIIHPC in collaboration with the Irish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC). The forum, which is multidisciplinary in nature, is central to the Institute’s aim of fostering a strategic approach to palliative care research and knowledge development on the island of Ireland. The Institute supports the ECRF by facilitating national and international collaboration, resource sharing, capacity building, and knowledge transfer. The forum currently has 89 members.
The forum provides members with opportunities to access peer and mentor support, develop links with senior researchers, participate in capacity building workshops and share knowledge across disciplines. We provide regular updates to members on funding and career development opportunities.
The forum is constantly expanding and we want even more researchers to join and benefit from this collaborative community of peers. There are no membership criteria to join the ECRF; members are researchers or clinicians from any discipline who consider themselves in the early- to mid-stages of their research career in palliative and end of care.
“The Early Career Researcher Forum provides an environment for support, advice and signposting…Some of the challenges for early career researchers in palliative care in Ireland…include securing opportunities to network with key experienced researchers in the field to benefit from their expertise and to also establish collaborations for future research studies…the AIIHPC have provided forums [ECRF & PCRN] for me to network with key palliative care researchers which significantly benefited my PhD research.”