ACIPC periodically provides research funding opportunities for members. The Board is currently reviewing opportunities for research funding and will update members once further information is available.In the meantime, members can email the office on with any questions or if you wish to provide an outline proposal. Any outlines will be for informational purposes only; formal submissions will be required when guidelines are finalised. We suggest you provide the information detailed in the Research Access Scheme Proposal requirements (see below).

Research Access Scheme

The College encourages and welcomes original and innovative research in infection prevention and control. The Research Access Scheme has been developed to assist researchers who wish to contact the College’s members to recruit participants for research purposes. The Executive Management Team, or relevant committee will review the research proposal and accompanying ethics applications. Research proposals should be aligned with the College’s purpose and aims.


Approval to use this scheme does not mean the College endorses or is a formal partner in your research.

Recruiting Participants

The College will notify members of approved research proposals via:

  • Posting as a Research Proposal message on the College’s discussion forum, “Infexion Connexion” (no material regarding research activities is approved by the moderator without the College approval)
  • As a  ‘New Research Proposal’ news item on the College’s website. This will appear on the front page of the website for a minimum of two weeks.

Other options may be proposed by the researchers for consideration.

Submitting a Proposal

All Research Access Scheme proposals need to be emailed to Please submit proposals as a single PDF.

Research Access Scheme Proposals

To access the Research Access Scheme, the following information must be included in a proposal for review and approval.

  • An Introductory letter including the title of the study and the investigators names, affiliations and qualifications
  • Evidence that the research has received HREC approval. This is a requirement before any access to ACIPC members will be facilitated
  • An outline of the study (no more than 1000 words) including:
    • Research aim and objectives
    • How the research will benefit infection prevention and control
    • How the research will benefit ACIPC members
    • Funding source(s), if any
    • Expected completion date
  • A description of the commitment, including time, expected from the participants
  • Any other supporting the researchers believe will benefit the review process
  • The content you wish to distribute to members (no more than 500 words) that includes information on the research, chief investigators name, contact details, information on how to participate (e.g. web links and email addresses) and other relevant information for potential participants

The researchers agree to include appropriate acknowledgement of the College in any publications or presentations generated from the research.