University students or other
individuals who would like to carry out research within Aġenzija Sapport, i.e.
collect data from Aġenzija Sapport staff members and/or service users, are to
contact the Aġenzija
Sapport Research Office, since approval to conduct any research must first be obtained.
Research requests are reviewed to
make sure that the necessary ethical standards are adhered to, to ascertain
that the study would not have a negative effect on service users or service
provision and to check whether participants are potentially available. However,
the approval of a research request does not automatically imply that
participants will be available for research. Potential participants retain the
right to refuse to participate.
Given that only a limited number of
studies can be carried out in any given period, Aġenzija Sapport gives priority to
research studies covering topics identified as most important by the Agency.
Thus, applicants are advised to check about these topics with the Aġenzija Sapport Research Office prior
to choosing the area of study and prior to submitting a request.
All individuals who would like to
conduct their research with Aġenzija Sapport should fill in a research request
forms that can be
downloaded as follows:
Applicants are also to attach their
interview guidelines and/or questionnaires, consent forms, and any other
documents providing information about the research, and submit the application
preferably via e-mail to email@example.com .
Alternatively, applicants can send
the required documents to the following address: Aġenzija Sapport, Research
Office, Triq Patri Ġwann Azzopardi, Santa Venera SVR 1614.
Aġenzija Sapport endeavours to inform
applicants about the outcome of the review process within four weeks from
receipt of all documents (unless there are extenuating factors).
For further information kindly
contact Ms Alana Attard on +356 2256 8000.