Research by design

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the Research Design Service (RDS) to provide design and methodological support to health and social care researchers across England to develop grant applications to the NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmes. RDS advisers in bases across England offer a unique breadth of experience and a proven track record in improving research applications. Advice is confidential and free of charge.

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Exciting research future on the horizon as Eastern leaders forge new partnership

As the region readied itself for the festive season, a very special meeting was taking place in the hallowed halls at the University of Cambridge. Link: Exciting research future on…

NIHR Global Health Research – expert reviewers needed

NIHR are seeking experts in any areas of global health research to peer-review applications for NIHR Global Health Research funding. Reviewers are needed to review in early February 2017. Link:…

New principles and obligations document sets out best practice for clinical academic training

The NIHR has worked with the Wellcome Trust and other funders to create new guidance for UK institutions and clinical trainees in receipt of nationally competitive funding for clinical academic…

Industry challenged to address unmet clinical need in mental health

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are developing novel solutions in the field of mental health are encouraged to apply for the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Challenge Awards competition….

NIHR challenges researchers and medtech specialists in mental health to improve treatment options

In the same week that the Prime Minister announced plans to transform attitudes towards mental health, research teams comprised of clinicians, academics and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being…

Clevedon Medical Centre are top recruiters in CEDAR trial

We’re very pleased to announce that Clevedon Medical Centre is currently top of the Children’s Ear Pain (CEDAR) Trial Recruitment Leaderboard with SIX participants recruited in December 2016 – including…

The role of genetics in immunity highlighted

Researchers from King’s College London supported by the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) have found that nearly three quarters of immune traits are influenced by genes….