The Children’s Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland is a membership organisation that aims to support the research community to better understand and improve the lives of children and young people.

 The Children’s Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland  do this, by:

  • creating and maintaining an inclusive, independent, non-profit network

  • sharing information, knowledge, experience, learning and skills.

Since its launch in 2010 the Network has over 300 members from academia, government, voluntary and independent sectors of children’s research on the island of Ireland.  The Network seeks to:

  • build bridges between researchers in different sectors of the community       

  • focus on developing structures and mechanisms to promote the sharing of information, joint learning, joint working and the promotion of better understanding across the different sectors

  • link more experienced and early career researchers

  • develop a range of membership services that support researchers in this field to build better technical skills.


Join the Network

As a member you are entitled to reduced-cost attendance at training and other events, mailings on upcoming events, jobs, newsletters and access our LinkedIn Group. You also need to join in order to submit an article to our Research Digest.

Many of our events are for members only. We also produce a Members Directory with listings of members’ names, special interests, organisations and email details.

 Annual membership is currently:

  • £25 (€30) full-time employed 

  • £15 (€20) part-time employed / retired          

  • £10 (€15) students / unwaged

You can join now or renew at


Get Involved

One of the ways members can get involved in the Network is by joining one of the sub groups.  We currently have sub groups for:

  • Activities

  • Editorial committee for the Research Digest

  • Early Childhood Research Group.

Contact Us

For membership, events, administrative and PhD Symposium queries:

Marian O’Dea , Administrator [email protected]  Telephone: 00 353 1 416 0524  

Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs




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