user involvement
CARDI Involvement

Getting involved in ageing research: A guide for the community and voluntary sector

24th June 2015, CARDI

CARDI recently published a guide for the community and voluntary sector about getting involved in ageing research. The guide produced by Dr Brendan Murtagh, Queen's University Belfast and commissioned by CARDI builds on previous research on user involvement in ageing research (2014). The publication provides useful information on key issues relating to participating or carrying out research projects for age sector organisations.

CARDI Involvement

Why and how to get involved in ageing research: Presentations

3rd June 2014,

On Wednesday 28 May 2014, CARDI held the second of its training events about how and why to get involved in ageing research in Belfast (the previous one was held in Dublin on the 25 March). The event covered issues such as the ethics and practicalities of getting involved in ageing research for older people and voluntary and community groups and the processes involved in making participation meaningful for older people as well as issues faced by researchers.

CARDI Involvement

Building stronger user engagement in age research: Full report and summary

18th March 2014, CARDI


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Building stronger user engagement in age research

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Ageing research flourishes when the research community connects with the relevant players from government, voluntary and community sector, business and older people themselves. As a result many funders of research and researchers themselves are recognising the benefits of engaging with service users. This research, carried out by Dr Brendan Murtagh, QUB on behalf of CARDI funded by OFMDFM (NI), reviews the nature of user involvement in research and how this can be strengthened to improve the quality of age research in Ireland, North and South.