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The CHITIN Programme completed in June 2023. Final reports of the 11 CHITIN studies can be viewed on the Legacy page. The CHITIN team wish to thank the CHITIN network and all stakeholders for their involvement and commitment to the programme.

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In addition to the Health Intervention Trials (HIT) activity, the Cross-border Healthcare Interventions Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN) fostered the development and expansion of health research infrastructure and the delivery of training to enhance capability and capacity to deliver further health research, thus creating a legacy for future research across the defined geographical region i.e. Northern Ireland and the border regions of Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth in the Republic of Ireland (RoI).

Through the CHITIN project and formation of the network, the legacy will improve equity of access to involvement in HITs, whether that be through delivery or participation, in a setting most appropriate to need within the defined area. CHITIN aimed to achieve this through creation of a cadre of skilled researchers, including healthcare professionals and patient and public stakeholders, with the ability to participate in and lead on bids for research funding to bring further HIT activity to the eligible area to impact both service users and the healthcare professionals who are delivering the services.

The CHITIN Programme of activity completed in June 2023. Final reports of 11 CHITIN studies can be viewed below:

Anticipatory Care Planning Study Final Report

BRAIN-Diabetes Study Final Report

HHIPBe Study Final Report

INCA_SUN Study Final Report

MY COMRADE PLUS Study Final Report

PAIGE2 Study Final Report

PolyPrime Study Final Report

REfLECTS Study Final Report

SPIT Final Report

WISH Study Final Report

WORtH Study Final Report