Weekly update

PhD Opportunity: HRB Funded PhD in Socio-ecological and geospatial analysis of suicide and self-harm clustering, based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health  at UCC, with Prof Ella Arensman (UCC) and Dr Jan Rigby (Maynooth). If you are interested please contact Karen Mulcahy for further details.

Molecules to Medicines: How Biopharma delivers: This MMI/Pfizer course will be of interest to research students, academic staff and clinicians, whether contemplating a career in industry or doing translational research in academia. Date: 16 – 17 November 2016. Main Venue: Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research, University College Dublin Dublin 4. Online application period: 14 Oct – 11 Nov 2016. Click here for more details on how to apply.

Public NVivo Workshops: QDA Training are running a two-day NVivo Training public workshop in Dublin on the 14th and 15th of December, 2016. These workshops will be delivered by Ben Meehan. They come with free and unlimited post training, one-to-one online support for each participant for the life of their first project using NVivo, including PhD projects.   Click here to register or click here to request further information.
Biostatistics – Multivariable Regression Analysis: The Research & Education Foundation is delighted to announce a research skills course with Dr. John Newell, NUIG. This workshop is for anyone interested in analysing clinical data sets with multiple variables and/or gaining a better understanding of research publications applying multiple regression techniques.  This workshop will take place on 5th December 2016. Registration is required in order to secure a place. Email mette.jensen@hse.ie


Call for Abstracts.

3rd Annual SPHeRE Conference: Call for Abstracts for the 3rd Annual SPHeRE Conference will close on 24th of October.  For further information and submissions click here.

International Open Access Week this year is October 24 – 30. RCSI are running a short workshop covering topics such as EU and Irish policy developments, using the RCSI repository to comply with funder OA mandates and emerging funder policies on open data. This workshop will take place on Thursday October 27th from 12pm to 12.45pm in TR2/3, 123 St. Stephen’s Green.

The National Patient Safety/Clinical Effectiveness Conference will be held on 7th & 8th December 2016 in Dublin Castle. Registration is now open and participants can register for one day or two days. For further information and to register click here.

Save the Date: The 12th annual Cochrane in Ireland conference will be held at the School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUI Galway on Friday 26th May 2017.
PHHSR Resources 

Preventing suicide and self-harm: What works: In June and July two major systematic reviews in the area of suicide and self-harm prevention were published in Lancet Psychiatry. One review by Zalsman et al (2016) reported on the evidence base for suicide prevention initiatives over the past ten years. The second review by Hawton et al (2016) presented new evidence on the effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for self-harm. Both reviews represent a major resource for stakeholders in health services and policy development relating to suicide and self-harm prevention. To read more check out the latest SPHeRE blog post here.

Does breast cancer care in Europe include psychological support? A recent JRC review of national and regional plans for breast cancer care in 32 European countries, EU and EFTA’s member states, has shown that although most of these acknowledge the importance of psychological support for patients, only a third provide concrete measures such as necessary human resources, educational needs for personnel or indicators to measure the level of implementation. To read more click here.

Sharing Social Research Data in Ireland: Your data is valuable and has an importance outside your own original project. Allowing other researchers to reuse your data maximises the impact of your work, and benefits both the scholarly community and society in general. Sharing your data allows other researchers to use your material in ways you may not have thought of, or may not have been able to do within your research project. Dr. Bríd McGrath and Robin Hanan have recently published a toolkit which has grown out of the experience of the authors in advising the Childhood Development Initiative (C.D.I.), Tallaght, on the archiving of materials from a number of research projects. It is written primarily with Irish researchers and those who commission research, in mind, but it is hoped that it will be useful in other contexts also. To view the full publication  click here.