Research Development Groups

Find out more about our past and present Research Development Groups.

Research Development Groups

A vital function of the Network is to facilitate small groups of individuals into task-focused Research Development Groups (RDGs) which will develop specific research protocols to attract external funding in relation to a new policy/intervention planned by a policy, practice or service partner in the field of public health.

  • RDGs will form and reform organically in response to opportunities for public health research
  • Only NIPHRN members can form an RDG

The RDG model

  • NIPHRN member has a research idea
  • Member completes short enquiry form detailing data
  • Idea is circulated to network members
  • Interested members express an interest in the research idea
  • Multi-disciplinary RDG is formed
  • RDG meets regularly to develop proposal
  • Evidence from research project feeds back to the public health community

Present Research Groups


View our past research groups