Research Design Service: West Midlands

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Latest NIHR funding calls

Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams – Local Authority interventions

The NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme are accepting expressions of interest from Local Authorities that have initiatives in need of research and evaluation. The shortlisted Expressions of Interest will be given to our Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST) to co-produce research into.

PHIRST teams are ready to work with local authorities to co-produce research on the public health impacts of initiatives. The academic teams are fully funded to co-design and undertake robust research in partnership with local authorities. The purpose of this call is to find local authority initiatives which have the potential to impact on health / health inequalities, and which require research input.

Deadline for expression of interest: 10 January 2022

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HS&DR Rapid Service Evaluation Team 2022

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme aims to produce rigorous and relevant evidence to improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services.

The HS&DR Programme wishes to commission a third team to produce, in partnership with colleagues working in health and care services, proportionate alongside, real time evaluations of innovations and development in health and care services, which will generate evidence of national relevance. This evidence should be of immediate use to decision-makers in order to improve the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of the NHS including delivery of services.

The commissioned team will have demonstrable networks into the health and care front line, enabling them to identify evaluation opportunities that could be transferable to the whole of health and care in the UK, and to make the case as to the value of the particular research to the HS&DR Programme.

Deadline for expression of interest: 05 January 2022

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Invention for Innovation - Product Development Awards

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme supports the preclinical and clinical development of medical technologies in areas of existing or emerging patient need.

The i4i programme invites proposals to Call 23 of its researcher-led Product Development Awards (PDA). PDAs fund the development of disruptive early-stage medical technologies that address existing or emerging healthcare needs. They support translational projects developing medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and digital health technologies that are patient-focused and for ultimate NHS use.

Deadline for proposals: 08 December 2021

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NIHR James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships rolling call (HS&DR Programme)

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is accepting stage one applications to this funding opportunity. The programme recognises the importance of the research priorities identified by the James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnerships (PSP) and are interested in receiving high-quality applications which address them and are within the scope of the programme.

The JLA Priority Setting Partnerships facilitate patients, carers and clinicians to work collaboratively to identify research priorities in particular areas of health and care. Their aim is to ensure that health research funders are aware of the issues that are important to the people who need to use the research in their daily lives.

The NIHR research programmes fund research across the National Health Service (NHS), public health and social care to meet the needs of those who plan, provide and receive care and services. The programmes recognise the importance of the research priorities identified by the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships and are interested in receiving high-quality applications which address them.

Deadline for proposals: 11 January 2022

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Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (standard researcher-led)

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme aims to produce rigorous and relevant evidence to improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services.

The HS&DR Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream. The researcher-led workstream welcomes Stage 1 proposals on topics or research questions identified by researchers within the programme’s remit. The aim is to fund research that will lead to improvements in health services that will be of greatest benefit to the NHS and to patients. We are interested in a range of types of research including primary research and evidence synthesis.

Deadline for proposals: 11 January 2022

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NIHR Funding deadlines calendar

For an overview of the year’s NIHR calls and ongoing opportunities, please view the online calendar: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/researchers/funding-opportunities/

 

Funding calls from other bodies

MRC Neurosciences and mental health research

Apply for funding for research projects focused on neurosciences and mental health. The MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health Board funds research in neurosciences, mental health and disorders of the human nervous system. The aim is to transform understanding of the physiology and behaviour of the human nervous system throughout the life course in health and in illness, as well as how to treat and prevent disorders of the brain.

The research supported by UKRI includes the interactions between the nervous system and other parts of the body, the brain, mental health and physical health. They are also interested in how episodes throughout life impact on lifelong mental and neurological health.

Deadline for proposals: 26 January 2022

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Action for A-T: Research Grants

Action for A-T funds medical research to speed up the process of identifying a cure for Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) or treatments that delay or prevent the disabling effects of this devastating childhood condition. Applications are invited for high quality research projects that have the potential to lead to treatments and cures for Ataxia-Telangiectasia.

Deadline for proposals: 03 January 2022

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Cancer Research UK Drug Development Project

Drug Development Projects are not grant funding awards. The funding is there to develop new cancer treatments from preclinical development through to early phase patient trials. Applicants must have a novel cancer agent needing preclinical and/or clinical development and have supporting in vivo efficacy data. All technology areas are considered, including small molecule, biological and other therapeutics.

Deadline for proposals: 14 January 2022

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News, info. and updates

MHRA: Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products applications

An update from the MHRA on how to apply for a clinical trial including eligibility, phases, model IMPDs, costs and how to make changes to your application. From 01 January 2022 all new Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs) applications must be prepared, submitted and reviewed through a combined review service – formerly known as Combined Ways of Working (CWoW). Combined review offers a single application route and co-ordinated review leading to a single UK decision for CTIMPs.

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Training and events

Scoping Reviews Short Course (Online) - December 2021

This JBI-accredited course covers the key principles, steps and reporting guidelines for undertaking a Scoping Review and explores how Scoping Reviews are different from Systematic Reviews. The course is delivered by experts from the University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare and will run online over two days (December 9th-10th 2021, 09:30-13:30 on each day).

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Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Programme (In-Person) – July 2022

This internationally recognised course is accredited by the JBI and provides a comprehensive understanding of all steps involved in systematic reviewing. This popular course covers quantitative and qualitative approaches to evidence synthesis and is delivered by experts from the University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare. The course will equip you with the skills to undertake a review yourself or to supervise students doing systematic review projects. By the end of the course, you will be ready to register your review, submit a protocol for publication and get started. The course will be delivered in-person over 5 days (July 4th-8th 2022).

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Information webinar: PGfAR/PDG call on varied research approaches in multiple long-term conditions

What: New and varied research partnerships, methods, and approaches are needed to better understand, prevent, and manage multiple long-term conditions (MLTCs) in populations, groups, and individuals. This PGfAR/PDG call seeks diverse evaluative programmes to provide evidence for health, public health and social care practitioners and services to address the growing challenge of MLTCs.

This half-day event for potential applicants will cover the expectations and requirements for this call. It will also provide background information on priorities in MLTCs and an overview of support available through the Research Design Service and Clinical Research Network. Whilst the event is not intended as a forum for detailed discussion, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

When: 10:00-12:30 on 09 December 2021

Where: Online

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NIHR online workshop: Collaboration: Accountability and commitment

What: A key challenge we face when collaborating is influencing others to take accountability and contribute to a collective objective. Our working world is becoming ever more complex and we must maintain productive working relationships with many colleagues within and beyond our own organisations. Mastering the skills to encourage commitment and enable the group to take accountability is critical to achieve successful outcomes.

Our interactive virtual workshop will explore ways to create clear commitment and develop the conditions where a team or group can hold itself to account to deliver great outcomes.

Places are limited to 16 participants. As we expect a high level of demand, places will be allocated to ensure a fair representation across the NIHR leaders community and prioritising those who have not participated in the programme previously.

When: 09:30-12:30 on 10 February 2022

Where: Online

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Support and training available from Clinical Research Network West Midlands

Support and advice is available from the CRN WM Study Support Service Team for any study that is potentially eligible or applying for CRN Support. This includes providing cost attribution advice to support researchers in completing their grant applications and authorising the Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Tool (SoECAT), navigating the approvals process, accessing training provided by the Network, identifying and supporting the management of excess treatment costs, and can highlight further support within the Network to support study set up and delivery to time and target. Once open to recruitment, we will stay in contact and continue to support optimisation of recruitment to your study.

Training available from the CRN WM Study Support Service Team ranges from basic Cost Attribution, SoECATs, IRAS/ HRA process, Amendments, Research Passports (HR Good Practice), Capacity and Capability and the use of EDGE for study set up and management. If you are interested in any of these or a tailored training session to suit your needs then please contact us to discuss.

Email: studysupport.crnwestmidlands@nihr.ac.uk 

Websitehttp://www.nihr.ac.uk/nihr-in-your-area/west-midlands/