Welcome to PPI Ignite Network@ UCC

Our aim is to build capacity for high-quality Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) within UCC and amongst wider society and embed PPI within institutional policies and practices.

What is Public and Patient Involvement (PPI)?

Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) can be described as research carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. PPI is a mechanism for people to contribute to the research process, for example by identifying what research is important, checking that the language of materials for participants in a study is appropriate and understandable or participation in data analysis or in an oversight group for a study.

It can also involve things like designing and refining the research plan, helping with the recruitment of participants and other aspects of the delivery of the study, and publicising the outputs. Input can be at any stage of the research cycle but will have the greatest impact if it comes early.

News and Events

01 Mar 2023

Summer Scholarships 2023

PPI Ignite Network@ UCC invites UCC undergraduate students to apply for a summer student scholarship to complete a short research project during the summer.
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27 Feb 2023

Upcoming Event: Inclusion Health Forum, 22nd March 2023.

The Inclusion Health Research Group in the College of Medicine and Health, UCC and PPI Ignite Network@ UCC invite you to an Inclusion Health Forum on Weds. 22nd March at the Mardyke Pavilion, UCC.   
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24 Jan 2023

We are hiring !

PPI Ignite Network@UCC is seeking to recruit an Acting Programme Manager to cover a short-term (6-months maternity leave) contract for PPI Ignite Network @UCC. The Acting Programme Manager will play a central role in developing PPI-related activities in UCC.   S/he will lead and support PPI innovation across the University, as well as work closely with the Programme Managers at the six other member Universities across Ireland, with the PPI Ignite National Programme Office and with national and local partners.   The successful candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Carol Kelleher , UCC.   For more information: https://universityvacancies.com/university-college-cork/research-support-officer-administration-programme-manager-school-public-0?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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25 Nov 2022

Webinar on PPI in Dementia Research: Registration now open!

Webinar on PPI in Dementia Research, 1-2pm on Friday 2nd December, 2022.    Register here to attend: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/webinar-public-and-patient-involvement-ppi-in-dementia-research-tickets-474201839467
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PPI Ignite Network@UCC

4th Floor Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, T12 XF62