Research Requests

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 alana-carmen.attard@gov.mt .

Alternatively, applicants can send the required documents to the following address: Aġenzija Sapport, Research Office, Triq Patri Ġwann Azzopardi, Santa Venera SVR 1614.
 
Aġenz
ija 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.

 
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