Research Committee Meetings
The Disabilities Trust Research Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month to review new project proposals and evaluate and advise on the implications for practice and future research that results from completed projects might have.
If you are a researcher planning to submit a proposal for review, please allow at least two weeks to get in touch with us. We will need to receive your application at the end of the month before the meeting.
Our research authorisation framework and application checklist give an overview of the areas that are covered in our reviews, The authorisation framework is available to download here, and the application checklist is available here.
The information on this page gives prospective researchers an overview of what conducting research within The Disabilities Trust might entail. Before making enquiries or submitting an application, please consider the following:
All research projects carried out in the Trust must be reviewed by our research committee. The committee meets every second Tuesday of the month, and we would encourage you to prepare to submit your application two weeks in advance. 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertising a project
We often receive requests from researchers to advertise their study to our stakeholders, staff and service users.
These projects need to be reviewed by our committee in advance. If you would like us to advertise your study please email email@example.com to submit an application for review.
When planning your project and the time required to prepare your application, please consider the following:
Adults or children:
All service users:
- Have moderate to severe brain injury.
- Are in the post-acute stage of recovery (median time since injury ≃ 7 months).
Impact on care, treatment and service delivery:
The Disabilities Trust is not a grant giving institution. However, if you believe your study is in line with our areas of interest, 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
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: