Resources

General Research Resources

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP): offers critical appraisal skills training, workshops and tools.
Cochrane Library: systematic reviews of primary research in health care and health policy.
Heath Research Authority (HRA): their remit is to promote and protect the interests of patients, streamline regulation and promote transparency in health and social care research.
James Lind Alliance: Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs) enable clinicians, patients and carers to work together to identify and prioritise uncertainties about the effects of treatments that could be answered by research.
Research Governance Framework: Department of Health: outlining the principles of good governance for research carried out in England.
ScHARR Health Utilities Database (ScHARRHUD): is a free, searchable web-based resource. The database holds bibliographic details of studies reporting health state utility values (HSUVs).
ScHARR open learning: ScHARR runs FREE open learning courses which anyone can register for. The courses take the form of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and are available via the Open University's Futurelearn website.
‘Searching the Qualitative Research Literature’
Claire Beecroft (Vodcast)
The 3e-Learning project aims to offer digital literacy in 3-minute ‘chunks’, at the point of need. The videos below all last just 3 minutes and use a mixture of demonstration, animation and expert advice to teach the core competencies of digital literacy.
https://www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk/ information on what clinical trials are and how to make contact with researchers running trials in the UK

NIHR

NIHR website and a paper outlining a brief overview of the NIHR.
NIHR Business of Discovery Podcast Series A series of podcasts that aim to highlight various topics relevant to clinical research.
NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN): provides the infrastructure that allows high quality clinical research to take place in the NHS. CRN Yorkshire and Humber is hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
NIHR Clinical Trials Guide for Trainees (version 2): leaflet with information to support individuals interested in pursuing a research career that involves the delivery of clinical trials.
NIHR Funding Opportunities for research and career development (2017)
Leaflet with information on the different NIHR funding programmes.
NIHR Dissemination Centre: critically appraises the latest health research from both within the NIHR and other research organisations to identify the most reliable, relevant and significant findings.
NIHR Journals Library: five open access peer-reviewed journals reporting results from a range of health research areas.
NIHR School for Public Health Research: research reports and publications on public health research.
NIHR School for Social Care Research: information on social care research funded and commissioned with publications on social care methods and scoping reviews

Regional:

Clinical Research Office (CRO) Sheffield: provides assistance to researchers conducting clinical research in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield.
Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) are registered units that have expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials and other studies. In our region there are CTU’s in:
• Leeds
• York
• Sheffield
Medipex: a healthcare innovation hub for NHS organisations across the Yorkshire & Humber and East Midlands regions and industry and academia internationally.

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