Community-Academic Research Links

Welcome to the Community-Academic Research Links Website

Community-Academic Research Links (CARL) is an initiative in UCC which provides independent research support to Civil Society Organisations, e.g. community and voluntary groups, in the region. The research is undertaken by students in collaboration with the community partners across a wide range of disciplines and usually free of charge.

This website will tell you more about who we are and our research model, which is also known as the ‘Science Shop’ model or as ‘community-based participatory research’. You can find information on how to get involved (for civil social organisations, students and project supervisors) and you can download copies of all our past research reportsTo get startedplease watch the introductory video below and then click on the links on the left!

We are always looking to partner with community and voluntary groups for new projects! Click here for more information on how to apply to do a piece of research with CARL.

Community-Academic Research Links

School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland