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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NIHR to launch Challenge Award in mental health

The NIHR will be launching the Invention for Innovation (i4i) Challenge Award in January to address unmet clinical need in mental health. Mental illness inflicts a heavy toll on affected…

Participants in landmark genetics study reach 20,000

A study funded by the NIHR Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit to determine whether the addition of genetic information can improve risk prediction of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) has recruited…

Heading a football causes changes to the brain

Research funded by the NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Cooperative (HTC) has identified small but significant changes in brain function immediately after routine football heading practice. Link: Heading a football…

Anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat symptoms of depression

Research supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre suggests that anti-inflammatory drugs, similar to those used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, could in future be used to…

Patients more likely to survive in research-active hospitals

A study has found that bowel cancer patients are more likely to survive in research-active hospitals. Link: Patients more likely to survive in research-active hospitals Source: NIHR

Round 10 of NIHR Fellowships launch with focus on clinical trials

Round 10 of NIHR Fellowships launch with focus on clinical trials Link: Round 10 of NIHR Fellowships launch with focus on clinical trials Source: NIHR

Round 10 of NIHR Fellowships has launched

Round 10 of NIHR Fellowships launch with focus on clinical trials Link: Round 10 of NIHR Fellowships has launched Source: NIHR