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Research queries

Please direct all research enquiries (including research ethics and research and education foundation grants) to: research@icgp.ie

Overview

The main aim of the ICGP research unit, under its Director Dr. Claire Collins, is to develop and support research and audits in general practice in a structured format. The ICGP Research Committee supports the programme through the provision of advice and direction. We aim to contribute to the knowledge base of general practice and to support evidence-based practice.

The ICGP Strategic Plan - Beyond 2020 - highlights the importance of research to its mandate and specifies the strategic aim to "actively support leadership, innovation and research." The associated action plan outlines the following activities:

  • Support the development of research skills, capacity and infrastructure in general practice
  • Develop a planned programme of primary care based research

Statement regarding the use of our membership database for research purposes

  • In response to our members' request, the ICGP does not provide access to its membership database to any external organisation/individual for research or any other purpose. 
  • The policy and usage terms of the online Find a GP service is clearly stated on our website and as such this list should not be used for research purposes unless the recipients have agreed in advance to receive the specific material.
  • If you have been approached to participate in a research project or external audit and wish to check if it has been approved by the ICGP Research Ethics Committee, you can do so by contacting research@icgp.ie

List of approved projects from 2018 and 2019

Members of the team

  • ICGP Director of Research: Dr Claire Collins
  • Chair of ICGP Research Committee: Prof Liam Glynn
  • Chair of ICGP Research Ethics Committee: Dr Akke Vellinga
  • Research Assistant: Robyn Homeniuk
  • Research Administrator: Colleen O'Neil

Please direct all research enquiries (including research ethics and research and education foundation grants) to research@icgp.ie.