The Irish Network for Community-Engaged Research and Learning (INCERL) network is an inter-institutional All-Ireland initiative involved in coordinating, supporting and developing community based learning and research activities in Higher Education. The network plays a supportive role for individuals and groups working in coordination and development roles relating to Community Based Research (CBR) and Community Based Learning (CBL).
CARL is a founding member of INCERL and is joined by seven other members including Dublin Institute of Technology, IT Blanchardstown, IT Tralee, NUI Galway, Queen’s University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin and University of Ulster.
The goal of the network is to provide mutual support to staff who encourage and support lecturers, students and community partners to collaborate on course-based, credit-bearing projects for mutual benefit. To date, the focus has been on sharing resources and experiences in the areas of policy, practice, and research/scholarship.