The COVISION Children's Research Advisory Group (CRAG)

We are looking for more children and young people aged 10-17, to join our Children’s Research Advisory Group (CRAG), to help us make our research project more useful and understandable from children and young people’s point of view.

 

Our CRAG has an important role, advising the COVISION Team on every aspect of the project, and by doing this it is helping children become more resilient in the face of future pandemics and disasters across the globe.

 

The CRAG commitment

The COVISION CRAG started its work in November 2021, and  we are now looking for new members to strengthen it. 

The CRAG meets for about an hour once a month via Zoom, and participating in these meetings is CRAG members' main commitment. Currently we meet on Sunday afternoons, as this is the most convenient time for the members. We plan to continue till December 2022. You can withdraw at any time, but we hope CRAG members will stick with the project, as that will make it a stronger voice.

There may be opportunities for other kinds of involvement besides the monthly meetings, especially towards the end of the project when we want to make an impact promoting our findings. However, participation will always be voluntary and you always have the right not to participate.

Our CRAG facilitation team

Requirements

  1. You must be between the ages of 10 and 17
     

  2. You and your parent or guardian must read the Participant Information Leaflet [Downloadable PDF: CLICK HERE]
     

  3. You will have to sign an assent form to confirm that you want to participate, and your parent of guardian will have to sign a consent form to say that they agree to you participating.
     

  4. You must have access to the internet and a suitable device to log in (computer, tablet or smartphone).

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for all participating children and young people.  If you will need any specific support to be able to participate, contact us and let us know (contact details below) so we can discuss how best to provide the support you need.

 

Ethics

COVISION has been approved by the UCD Human Research Ethics Committee. The facilitation team is committed to treating everyone with respect, care and understanding. Your safety and wellbeing are our top priority.

 

How to Join the COVISION CRAG

If you would like to know more:

  • Download and read the information leaflet. [click here]
     

  • If you or your parent or guardian have any questions or would like more information, we are happy to talk by email or phone. Email harry.shier@ucd.ie and we’ll get back to you. If you’d like to speak on the phone, let us have a number so we can call you.
     

  • If you have looked at all the information and are keen to go ahead, drop us an email at: harry.shier@ucd.ie . We will send you the consent/assent forms, which both the parent and the child/young person have to sign and email back to us.
     

  • As soon as you are signed up, we will be in touch to invite you to the next meeting.