Nottingham International Consortium on Educational Research (NICER) "Working together: Researchers need Users”.
Nottingham International Consortium on Educational Research (NICER) is a group of people with intellectual disabilities who are interested in research and want to make sure research about intellectual disabilities conducted locally involves people with intellectual disabilities and is informed by their needs and wishes.
Nottingham International Consortium on Educational Research
The group started in 1995 when they took part in a project funded by the European Lifelong Learning Scheme
Since then they have met regularly to review research proposals that involve people with intellectual disabilities and advise on research projects that are running. This includes, for example, writing information sheets, designing pilot work, advising on recruitment and dissemination, testing software and advising on accessibility.
NICER members presented at the 1998 ICDVRAT conference in Skövde as well as at several other international conferences including three International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) meetings in Seattle (2000), Montpelier (2004) and South Africa (2008). The group also teach on masters courses in education at both universities in Nottingham.
To mark their 20 years since they first presented at ICDVRAT, NICER will deliver the first keynote of the conference on their experience of working on research projects and what they have found works best for all involved.