Research proposals should be clearly marked Prison Based Research and sent to:
Irish Prison Service Headquarters
Corporate Services Directorate
IDA Business Park,
Co. Longford N39 A308
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please mark Prison Based Research as the subject)
Please be aware that Irish Prison Service is currently (1 July – 31 August 2021) reviewing the user interface with a view supporting the research application process. This may result in a delayed response to new applications during this period.
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)