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Due to demand we have added an extra date, 30th March 2017, for our Introduction to MAXQDA workshop. This three-hour workshop will provide hands-on training on the basic tools that MAXQDA offers.  For further information  see or to register contact us on

Improving Child Health Through Research is the theme of our next issue of the Children’s Research Digest. The closing date for submissions is 30th April 2017. For details on this issue and how to submit an article see

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Survey help required: A doctoral study being carried out as part of the ENRICH research programme, led by Prof. Sinéad McGilloway at Maynooth University, is investigating the utilisation and translation of research evidence in the field of child and family health and well-being.  Please complete the survey by following the link below (Ctrl + click) and enter your details for a draw to win a ‘One for All’ gift voucher worth €50/£50. This survey should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete.  Start the survey now

ARK is now inviting expressions of interest to fund or commission some questions for the 2017 survey of 16 year olds(Young Life and Times) and the 2017 survey of 10/11 year olds (Kids’ Life and Times). For further details contact  Katrina Lloyd for the Kids’ Life and Times survey
Dirk Schubotz for the Young Life and Times survey.

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has published its sixth biennial report on children, ‘State of the Nation’s Children: Ireland 2016’. For full details go to

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is launching its report: ‘Waiting for Scoliosis treatment: A children’s rights issue’ on 12pm Monday, 20 March 2017. To attend RSVP to by Thursday 16th March 2017.

Queen’s University Belfast and VOYPIC in collaboration with peer researchers have produced A Guide to Peer Research with Young People. For more details see!%20A%20guide%20to%20peer%20research%20with%20young%20people.pdf
The 4th International Conference on Youth Mental Health: Future-Proofing Youth Mental Health takes place in Dublin from the: 24th-26th September, 2017. The call for abstracts is open until 19th March 2017 and registration is also open.  For more information see

Research Transparency and the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) is a seminar hosted by the Health Behaviour Change Research Group in NUI Galway.  It takes place from 1-2pm on 23rd March 2017. For more details see

TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery are holding a Research School for Ph.D. students and early-stage researchers on the 2nd and 3rd May 2017. For more details see

The Association for the Study of Obesity on the island of Ireland (ASOI) 2017 annual conference, Preventing and Treating Childhood Obesity, takes place on  4th and 5th of May 2017.  For more information see

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is forming a panel of facilitators to consult with young people on their views of youth services to inform the development of a reformed DCYA funding scheme. The closing date for submissions is 20th March 2017. For further details see

Wexford Books4Babies Steering Committee invites submissions for a  project evaluation of it Books4Babies programme. The closing date for submission is 3rd April 2017. For further details see


The Central Statistics Office has Statisticians / Analyst vacancies  in Cork and Dublin.The closing date for applications is  27th of March 2017 at 5pm. For further details see

Queen’s University Belfast has a vacancy for Head of the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.  The closing date for applications is 27th March 2017. .For further details see
RCQPS, an initiative of the Health Research Board, the Health Services Executive, and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland are facilitating a funding call for projects that will bring together researchers with clinicians to answer questions of specific interest towards improving aspects of patient safety. The closing date for this cycle of funding is the 28th of March, 2017. To register interest see