The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched a call for applications for research projects to be carried out at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games between 7-18 September.
As part of its commitment to furthering research in all areas of the Paralympic Movement, the IPC welcomes proposals in the areas of athlete health, classification, sport counselling, assistive technology, athlete identity, marketing and branding, development and public awareness, as well as other relevant subject areas.
Enquiries and applications should be sent to Dr. Peter Van de Vliet, IPC Medical and Scientific Director ([email protected]). The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 October 2015.
Research at Rio 2016 is subject to the following conditions:
- The Principal Investigator has a proven record of data collection in sport or at major events;
- The Principal Investigator has the support of the sport(s) to which the project applies (support letters must be provided);
- The project cannot successfully be accomplished at another event other than the Paralympic Games;
- It does not interfere with the complex organisational and logistical requirements associated with hosting the Paralympic Games.
The application form, details on the application procedure and timelines as well as examples of previously approved research projects can be found at the IPC website.
The application must be completed with ethical consent as received from the Principal Investigator Institute.
All research approved by the IPC shall comply with internationally recognised ethical standards and research practices, and must be independently funded through institutions or third party grant applications.