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HTA Programme announce better feedback to their applicants

  Created on Monday, 11 Feb 2019. Posted in Funding

In Hywel Williams, HTA director's message this month he addresses the calls for clearer, informative feedback from the panel.

He pleges to make a concerted effort to provide better feedback especially to declined applications and to ensure that these are clearly written. Guidance has been given to panel members drafting feedback letter covering the 'would you understand it' and would it be helpful to you' points.

However it must be noted that applications often fail to convince the funding committee enough in many areas, but due to time constraints the panel will only communicate those areas where the application fell down. Challenges and rebuttles to the feedback can't be considered once the competitive funding panel has finished their deliberations.