Participating in Research

All research we partner in needs to have a tangible benefit to the people we support and /or the communities they live in. We take our responsibilities to our people, staff, and carers seriously, particularly our safeguarding responsibilities.   

  1. As an industry partner where we are “on the team”. In these projects we are making a substantial in kind and /or financial contribution.

  2. As a participating organisation, perhaps to help researchers to recruit participants from our staff and clients.  We may also be asked to participate in advisory groups, comment on methodology or make some other in-kind contribution. These projects also require a significant investment from our teams.

We're looking for innovative research partners

We invite researchers to collaborate with our innovation and design team on research in the field of Child, Youth, and Family Services. We are experienced practitioners and researchers committed to driving positive change, consistent with our values, through innovative research, and we are excited to explore new opportunities for partnership.   By working together, we can leverage our collective expertise and experience to create more effective solutions that improve the lives of children, youth, and families. Explore our latest research partnerships and projects to learn more. 

Partnering with Life Without Barriers

Our research partnerships policy guideline describes our approach to research partnerships and the conduct of research that involves our clients, employees, carers and volunteers. Standout areas of our policy are summarised here.

Ethical requirements

Life Without Barriers does not have an internal ethics approval process. We rely on Human Research Ethics Committee processes in universities and research centres. We will only partner in research with HREC approvals and we will ask to see ethics applications, approvals and forms and may seek verification of other processes.

Participatory methods and tangible benefits

We want our research partnerships to bring positive social change and to benefit the clients and communities who participate in it.

Research with children and young people

Any research involving children and young people will be carefully considered by Life Without Barriers to ensure it is safe and as participatory as possible.

Research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Life Without Barriers wants to partner in research that brings positive change and social justice. We will look for culturally safe and participatory processes and seek the advice of our cultural specialists and governance processes when considering research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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