Paralympic Winter Games
7-16 March

IPC calls for Sochi 2014 research applications

Researchers have the opportunity to apply for projects at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games if they apply before 15 March. 26 Feb 2013
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“The Paralympic Winter Games provide the IPC with a great platform to further explore important areas in the Paralympic Movement, and key learnings from the research provide us with insight on how to further enhance the Movement in the future.”

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Tuesday (26 February) a call for research applications for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

The IPC is committed to advancing research in areas such as Paralympic sport, classification, sport counseling, marketing and branding, and development and public awareness, in addition to numerous other areas.

Details regarding the application procedure, timelines and the IPC research application form, as well as examples of previously approved research projects, can be found here.

Peter Van de Vliet, IPC Medical and Scientific Director, said: “The Paralympic Winter Games provide the IPC with a great platform to further explore important areas in the Paralympic Movement, and key learnings from the research provide us

with insight on how to further enhance the Movement in the future.”

All research projects approved by the IPC must comply with internationally recognised ethical standards and research practices, and the IPC does not currently provide funding for these projects.

From 7-16 March 2014, the Sochi Games will draw nearly 700 athletes from around 45 countries, competing across 72 medal events.

Research applications must be received by the IPC no later than 15 March 2013.