Research Hub

id+ Project Research and Practice Hub

The id+ Project Research and Practice Hub was established as a central resource for anyone interested in research with people with intellectual disabilities, and the application of that research to practice.

The Hub is based on the following core principles:

  • Nothing for us without us
  • People with intellectual disabilities as experts by experience
  • Self-advocacy
  • Allyship

The work of the Hub includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developing co-learning modules for students with and without intellectual disabilities
  • Developing co-research opportunities with people with intellectual disabilities
  • Networking staff and students involved in research with people with intellectual disabilities, both nationally and internationally
  • Developing and sharing resources on inclusive research in higher education, both nationally and internationally
  • Co-design of academic programmes and learning resources for people with intellectual disabilities.


Selected activities of the id+ Project Research and Practice Hub are listed below.

Future plans for the Hub include user-informed accessibility audits of a local business and a local cultural institution; bringing the perspective of people with ID to a cancer-related research project; and evaluating the implementation of co-learning modules at UCC.

id+ Project

5 Brighton Villas, Western Road, University College Cork , T12 EC95