Prison Based Research
Should you wish to conduct prison based research you should complete the following Irish Prison Service (IPS) Research Approval Form R1 (only proposals submitted on the official IPS research approval form R1 will be considered):
Research proposals should be clearly marked Prison Based Research and sent to:
Irish Prison Service College
Brian Stack House
or emailed to
Applications to carry out research involving prisoners are considered from an ethical perspective by the Research Officer in conjunction with the Research Advisory Panel. Evaluation of applications will consider issues such as:
- the value of the research to the Irish Prison Service (IPS)
- the current demands on the time and resources of locations
- the current demands on particular populations in terms of time/effort and volume of research being undertaken.
(The above is not an exhaustive list)
For guidance on making an application and to download the application form please click the following links.
IPS Research Ethics Guidance Document (pdf)