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Seminar on PPI in HRB Funding Applications and Official Launch of the Digital Badge in PPI in Research
On the 21st of October, PPI Ignite Network@ UCC hosted a lunchtime seminar on PPI in HRB Funding Applications and Official Launch of the Digital Badge in PPI in Research.
Dr Carol Kelleher, Site Lead PPI Ignite Network @UCC and Dr Emmy Racine, Programme Manager PPI Ignite Network@ UCC welcomed over 85 attendees to the event.
The seminar was delivered by Dr Anne Cody, Health Research Board. Dr Cody has been working with the HRB in a variety of roles for over 20 years and is now the Head of Investigator-led Grants, Research Careers and Enablers. She has been the driver behind the HRB’s approach to Public, Patient and Carer Involvement (PPI) and remains committed to this agenda. During her seminar, Dr Cody spoke about how the HRB has implemented PPI into their own grant review processes in the form of lay reviewers and the expectation that all HRB funded projects and programmes fully incorporate PPI into their project plans and proposals. Dr Cody also spoke about the importance of involving PPI contributors in all lay summaries submitted to the HRB as part of research funding applications.
Following the seminar, Professor Helen Whelton, Head of the College of Medicine and Health, officially launched the Digital Badge in PPI in Research. The Digital Badge is a validated micro-credential awarded to earners in an online format. The course is open to researchers at all career stages from within and outside. Participants can take the course in their own time, at their own pace. The badge also highlights the collaborative nature of the PPI Ignite Network as it includes content from powerful PPI contributors and experienced academics from the University of Limerick, the University of Galway, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Dublin City University- all fellow members of the National PPI Ignite Network.
During her speech, Professor Whelton reinforced her commitment to PPI and outlined the importance of the digital badge course, stating that “This course is an important step forward in the embedding of PPI in all the work that we do. For PPI to be meaningful, it must be normalised into academic training. Current and future generations of researchers need to understand PPI, and how best to conduct and how to report and evaluate their PPI activities accordingly.”
Dr Emmy Racine, Programme Manager PPI Ignite Network@ UCC welcoming over 85 attendees to the seminar on PPI in HRB Funding Applications and Official Launch of the Digital Badge in PPI in Research event.
Dr Anne Cody, Health Research Board delivering a seminar on PPI in HRB Funding Applications as part of the PPI Ignite Network@ UCC Event.
Prof Helen Whelton, Head of the College of Medicine and Health, UCC officially launches new Digital Badge in PPI in Research.