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Good news is coming!

Updates from what is happening, what we have learned so far and what our next steps are:

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We are looking for people who would like to share their story!


We are inviting people to take part in our first study seeking to understand the experiences of older people living in rural and urban settings in Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out more information here

Can you help us spread the word? That's fantastic! You can download our flyer here, or here a copy of the COVID-19 diaries to share with others. Many thanks! :)

If you have any questions please get in touch with the form at the bottom of this page or by emailing

The protocol for the WISE study is now published

February 19, 2021

The first protocol for the WISE study, where we describe what we are planning to do and how we are planning to do it, has been published in the academic journal HRB Open Research and is currently waiting for comments from peer-reviewers. The protocol is open to everyone for free, so feel free to take a look here and let us know if you have any comments, questions or suggestions. 

First Research Advisory Group & PPI meeting!

January, 29 2021 

We are delighted to have hosted the first meeting with our research advisors and Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) group! Meet the team here. We got to know each other a little bit better and discussed experiences and expectations regarding research and PPI involvement. Looking forward to the journey ahead working side by side!

The WISE study is supported by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the National University of Ireland Maynooth, the Structured Population and Health-services Research Education Programme (SPHeRE), and the Health Research Board under the SPHeRE-2019-1 grant

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