Creating a Network of SI Researchers
Have you completed an SI related Research Project, Clinical Audit, Service Evaluation or a Literature Review?
Would you like to become part of an SI Research network sharing findings, articles, support to others researching similar things. The Researcher Support Committee will hold a central database of this research activity to develop links for current and future SI researchers.
Let us know about your SI research and findings by completing this short online form.
Research advice for parents
This useful resource that provides information directed at parents / those new to research who wish to be able to identify, analyse and interpret research from different sources. The guide provides the reader with a set of tools and resources to be able to evaluate and identify reputable research. Although the guide is aimed at parents of children with autism, the information provided in relation to sourcing and evaluating research is applicable to any topic e.g. sensory integration.
To work with the Director of Researcher Development in providing support for UK/Ireland based ‘Novice researchers’ who are without formal training in SI, seeking to increase their knowledge about its evidence base including but not exclusive to parents, educators, service users and clinicians with introductory knowledge of SI.
To work with the Director of Researcher Development in providing support for UK/Ireland based ‘Early Career Researchers’ who have completed post graduate training through the SI Network (or international equivalent),who may have research experience but are new to research in SI.
Providing support for UK/Ireland based ‘Advanced (experienced) Researchers’ in areas of investigation outside of SI, to develop their knowledge, skills and training to enable engagement in SI related research.
Governance of research is defined as setting standards; defining mechanisms to deliver standards; monitoring and assessing arrangements; improving research quality and safeguarding the public (by enhancing ethical and scientific quality, promoting good practice, reducing adverse incidents, ensuring that lessons are learned and preventing poor performance and misconduct). (DoH, March 2001, pp.2).
We recognise that any research being conducted in collaboration with the NHS is required to comply with the Research Governance Framework for Health & Social Care and also with various NHS and HSC trust research management procedures.
Please download the full SI Network Research Governance Policy.