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Research programmes

Research programmes

The mission of RCOMH is achieved through our core work in five research programmes. 

The purpose of specific research programmes within RCOMH is to:

  1. Provide leadership for sharing expertise, skills and capacity for a particular research area in order to develop a co-ordinated programme of research.
  2. Facilitate communication and collaboration between service users, researchers and practitioners, in order to develop international networks of people involved in similar areas of research.
  3. Support researchers to identify priorities for research.
  4. Support researchers to submit joint bids and undertake collaborative, multi-disciplinary, multi-site projects.
  5. Scope funding streams for a particular research area.
  6. Make available relevant findings of small projects (including primary studies, literature reviews, students' projects and evaluations by practitioners) in specific research areas to provide background evidence and rationale for developing research bids for further research in the area.
  7.  Support each other with advice and feedback on funding bids and dissemination of research findings.
  8. Submit research and innovation bids to a variety of funding streams, building on smaller projects.
  9. Make links with colleagues in related disciplines and with existing networks who have similar research interests.