This guide is designed to help prospective researchers determine whether The Disabilities Trust is likely to be able to support and host their research project. Before making enquiries or submitting a formal application to engage in research within the Trust, please consider the following:
All research projects carried out in the Trust must be reviewed by our research committee. Depending on the type of project (audit, evaluation or research), review by the Health Research Authority (HRA) may also be required. This may include certain forms of single case studies. For more information on approvals or to obtain an initial application form, please contact Dr Sara da Silva Ramos.
Advertising for a project
We often receive requests from researchers to advertise their study to our stakeholders, staff and service users.
At this stage we are unable to advertise any studies other than those in which the Trust is a leader or a partner on the project.
Please consider the time required to review and obtain approval when planning your project:
Adults or children:
Impact to service delivery:
The Disabilities Trust is not a grant giving institution. However, if you believe your study is in line with our research programme, we may be able to contribute to a collaborative project. Please note that researchers are responsible for all extra costs incurred by the Trust from hosting a research project, such as those arising from arranging cover staff.
Other research collaborations or projects
If you have an idea that is consistent with the Disabilities Trust’s research priorities, and have taken into account this initial guidance, please email the Trust’s Research Fellow, Dr Sara da Silva Ramos, to discuss your plans.
For more information: