RDS YH News
NIHR RfPB Social Care Call Launched
The Research for Patient Benefit Social Care Competition has now launched. This initiative seeks to fund high quality research ideas which come from the front line of social care, and to support partnerships between social care researchers and practitioners.
This applies across a wide spectrum of topic areas for research, which has the potential to improve adult social care practice. It will be open to universities, local authorities and NHS bodies or other providers of NHS services in England with individual project awards up to to £350,000 available.
NIHR awards an additional five-year contract for a Research Design Service in Yorkshire and the Humber
The NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber (RDS YH) has been awarded a further five-year contract funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), to continue delivering the service until September 2023.
See the announcement from NIHR here.
RDS Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat
The Retreat is free to successful applicants and will include food and accommodation. Find further information about the retreat here.
Guidance from NIHR on disseminating funded research findings
NIHR has published some new guidance on disseminating funded research findings.
Read the new guidance document here.
The Story of RfPB
NIHR have produced a showcase of some of the research RfPB have funded over the years which demonstrates the diversity of project funding:
RDS YH Grant Writing Workshops
NIHR 2018 Theme: Mental health
Information on the 2018 NIHR Theme: Mental health is now available at: http://www.nihr.ac.uk/fund
NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre Webinars
The NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre offer a range of webinars designed for current and aspiring NIHR trainees. The webinars cover a variety of topics to help researchers develop their research careers. Previous webinars, which are available to view, include topics such as
Public Involvement, NIHR Fellowships and Intellectual Property (IP) in research.
New webinars will be hosted live and recordings will be made available following the live events. Each live webinar includes a 30 minute question and answer session allowing attendees to get their specific questions answered by experts from across the NIHR and beyond.
To attend or view the webinars you must register first.
The TCC webinar channel can be found at: bit.ly/NIHRwebinarchannel
Public Involvement Standards moves on to testing phase
By the end of March 2018, the Public Involvement Standards Development Partnership will publish a revised version of the standards that responds to the feedback gathered from a consultation carried out in 2017. From April 2018 to April 2019, the next stage in developing the standards is to make sure that they work in practice.
They are looking for people, groups, teams and organisations that want to get involved in:
- Putting the standards to practical use in their own working environment
- Sharing what they learn
They plan to work directly with a small number (maximum 10) test bed projects and indirectly with as many people, groups, teams and organisations that want to get involved. Find out more info.
NIHR News Feed
- New initiatives to join up and transform patient care to be subject to rapid evaluation
- Schools join research into the effect of air pollution on children’s health
- NIHR research highlights disparities in end-of-life hospice care
- A different approach helps Maidstone hospital be a top recruiting site for wet AMD study
- ‘I’ve got a CV full of new skills’
- New Programme Director announced for NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research
- New research impact tool to be trialled in Yorkshire and Humber
- New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy
- Bournemouth first site in country to open cancer trial
- Wessex hosts first medtech event