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A wider list of PPI events happening across Ireland can be found on the National PPI Ignite (opens in a new window)Events Calendar

Training for PPI Contributors

Introductory Training (Online)

We invite people who are working with UCD researchers as PPI contributors to join us for for introductory training. The training takes place every Tuesday at 11am-12pm for 3 weeks in July. Registration is required. This is general PPI training and suitable for those new to PPI. 

The aim of this training is to help people who are not professional researchers understand both PPI and research. The goal is that this will help to build confidence and empower more effective collaborations between people with lived experience and researchers.


Click on (opens in a new window)this link to register.

The registration system on zoom will automatically send you a joining link for 9th July following registration. 

If you have never used zoom before and would like some help, please email (opens in a new window)ppi@ucd.ie or phone 01 7164009.


  • What is PPI and how to make the most of it?
  • Demystifying academic research
  • Building confidence and recognising good practice in PPI


  • 9th July 2024
  • 16th July 2024
  • 23rd July 2024

Those who cannot attend all three dates are welcome to register and join on those days they can attend. 

Who can attend?

Anyone who is/will be/has collaborated as a PPI contributor with a UCD researcher. 

Who cannot attend?

Researchers or others who are not PPI contributors.  

6th Annual PPI conference of the UCD Centre for Arthritis Research

08th November 2023 

10am-1.30pm Online

This year's conference focuses on the theme of Weight Management and Rheumatic Disease.
The conference is entirely online and free registration is available (opens in a new window)here.

This online conference is held by UCD Centre for Arthritis Research. This conference is conducted entirely in plain English and open to the public. 

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One Health webinar: Vaccinations for One Health

30th November 2023 

1pm-4pm Online

This webinar sets out to explore the connection between a One Health approach and the vaccination world. One Health is an unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimise the health of humans, animals, plants and ecosystems. 
With a multisectoral and multidisciplinary approach, international speakers will delve into different topics – such as vaccination hesitancy and inclusiveness.

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Family Carers Ireland Research Conference

Partnerships in Practice

06th December 2023 

9.30am-2pm, Ashling Hotel

The goal of this event is to:

  • Build understanding and awareness of research outcomes and share knowledge gained from research projects to inform policy and everyday practice that affects family carers.
  • Show examples of good practice in Public and Patient Involvement.
  • Foster networking and collaboration between a wide variety of stakeholders .
  • Develop understanding of the challenges of making research relevant in real life and how to overcome these

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This event is funded by the Health Research Board’s Conference and Events Scheme. Family Carers Ireland is a local partner of PPI Ignite Network @ UCD.

It's time we talk about patient engagement

07th December 2023 

11.30am Online

This webinar is designed as an introduction to researchers who are new to patient engagement and curious to learn more about good practices. Patient engagement is the term used in Europe for PPI.

While academic researchers are gradually involving patients and citizens in their research, meaningful patient engagement practices are challenging to develop in academia for various reasons such as lack of human and financial resources, or limited awareness of the tools and services available to guide researchers in their patient engagement journey.

Join (opens in a new window)European Patients’ Forum (EPF),(opens in a new window)European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), (opens in a new window)European Research Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS)and(opens in a new window)EU-LIFE-Alliance for an hour of interesting roundtable discussion.

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Contact PPI Ignite Network @ UCD

UCD Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4009 | E: ppi@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)