Research Design Service: East Midlands
National Institute for Health Research
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Updated focus for EME

  Created on Monday, 15 Aug 2016. Posted in Funding

Following a positive review of the programme and feedback from the research community, a joint MRC-NIHR vision has been developed that allows EME to build on the last five years.

The programme continues to provide a key link in the translational pathway, supporting ambitious studies for the advancement of new interventions for health and patient care.

What has changed? There is a now a much greater emphasis on:

  • novel methodologies and study designs that reduces time and cost of evaluation, and increase the value of the study
  • the stratification of patients based on biological or genetic characteristics 
  • use of information captured through digital technology that can shorten timescales or provide additional outputs
  • collaborations with other funders from both charity and industry sectors
  • integrated studies which could improve the understanding of the mechanisms of both diseases and treatments 
  • broadening the range of interventions being evaluated, including diagnostic or prognostic tests and decision-making tools, drugs or biological compounds, psychological treatments, medical devices, and public health initiatives delivered within the NHS

Read the full remit to find out more.