areas of Research collaboration (aRc) are networks of like minded individuals who are willing and able to develop research in areas of particuar interest in paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and visual sciences.

Initially funding may not be available but if a study develops appropriately funding may be sought. aRc’s work with a coordinating center linked to and reciprocally dependent on multiple global centres, creating a perpetual research motion.

The coordinating centre is responsible for setting up the initial research protocol and gaining local IRB. This protocol can be shared with all centres involved; each centre must gain local IRB approval or equivalent. Each centre must have a lead investigator and a contact person (separate from the lead investigator and a non- physician).

Register an interest in developing an aRc:


Lead investigator (if applicable )

Contact name (required)

Email (required)

Name of Institution (required)

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Click here for further information on our Established aRc’s

World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Temple House, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Phone:+ 353 1 288 3630
Fax:+353 1 209 1112

World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Stabismus is a registered Charity with the U.K. Charities Commission (Charity Registration Number ;1144806) (Registered November 2011)

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