The Centre for Engaged Research is a new University Designated Research Centre at DCU committed to the embedding of the principles and practices of engaged research at the university and across the island of Ireland with our active partners and networks.
The Centre for Engaged Research will pursue a new agenda that is coming to the fore in Ireland and in Europe. It is part of a wider movement to turn research into an active partnership with society to address pressing public needs.
Engaged Research is not only a more inspiring ideal for academia, it is also a more promising basis for a just and sustainable society.
What Does Engaged Research Look Like?
Get a picture of Engaged Research in action through past and ongoing projects of our Centre members.
DCU's Age Friendly, Fighting Words & local secondary schools delivered workshops for community participants on creativity, music & well-being.
ISAG is a multidisciplinary group of scientists, academics & researchers advocating for an all-Ireland SARS-CoV-2 strategy.
This ongoing project engages with policy makers and practice in the five Nordic countries and with policy at EU level (EU Commission, OECD).
Recovery College works on the principle of co-production meaning people with personal experience of recovery help to co-design all aspects of the college.
PROVENANCE aims to develop an intermediary-free solution for digital content verification that gives greater control to users of social media.
This project aims to enable older adults to understand the characteristics & possibilities of smart home tech, helping them remain autonomous at home.
DCU Ability aims to promote the employability of young people with disabilities while offering opportunities to engage in a university-based project.