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 reports. To get started, please watch the introductory video below and then click on the links on the left!