Created on Wednesday, 29 May 2019. Posted in RDS EM Newsletter
RDS EM newsletter with an editorial on the minimum clinically important difference - effect size. Associate Professor Damian Rolands shares to story of his journey from an NIHR fellowhip to gaining RfPB funding as a new investigator and our Noticeboard is full of toolkits, databases and templates to help you with your applications.
Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in Impact
This is a Social Research Association course on Impact evaluation (cost: £270 full day event). See website for course dates
The course will cover:
Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in Guidance
Questionnaire Design Resource Centre is a library of tips and guidelines on questionnaire design. It's been created to help researchers better understand the challenges of collecting survey data, improve knowledge in health and market survey questionnaire and clinical outcome assessment measure design.
The NIHR has launched a new web-based costing tool for industry - which will enable faster and more efficient costing and contracting between the life sciences sector and the NHS during the study set-up phase. The online iCT will complement the existing Excel-based Industry Costing Template and both will continue to be available through the NIHR CRN Study Support Service Early Contact and Engagement service.
Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in Priorities
The National Survey of Local Innovation and Research Needs of the NHS was commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I), NIHR and the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN). The report presents findings from a survey of local health stakeholders, including clinical leaders, managers and directors, within each of the England’s 15 AHSN regions, to identify the local NHS innovation and research needs. The project aims to help the AHSNs, research funders and research practitioners ensure their work will address the specific local NHS challenges and address the health and care needs of the local population.
Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in News Items
12 point action plan to ensure the NHS keeps and improves it's position as being one of the most attractive places in the world to
undertake research in the life sciences.
Simplify NHS research processes:
Articulate the NHS’s own research priorities better:
Enhance our data infrastructure:
Support advanced research into leading edge technologies:
Improve and simplify our adoption ecosystem:
Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in Funding
A partnership of twelve funders including charities, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) councils and the UK health and social care departments have established the UK Prevention Research Partnership aiming to develop, test and refine new, practical and cost-effective approaches to preventing non-communicable diseases.
The £25 million has been earmarked for eight projects tackling the bigger picture factors behind the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - illnesses that can’t be passed from person to person - such as heart disease, obesity, poor mental health, cancer and diabetes. NCDs make up the vast majority of illnesses in the UK, accounting for an estimated 89 per cent of all deaths. These projects aim to deliver real changes that reduce the burden of these diseases on our health and social care systems and enable people to live longer, healthier lives.
The list of current award recipiants and the next call for proposals will be launched in autumn 2019.
Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in Public Involvement
A new NIHR initiative is bringing patients and life science companies together earlier in the clinical development process. The aim of the Patient Engagement in Clinical Development Service is to facilitate patient involvement before a study's protocols are finalised to help make commercial clinical research more patient-friendly, and achieve better recruitment and retention in the long term.
Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in News Items
It is often not clear how best to help people make healthy changes. In the case of tobacco or alcohol consumption, there is good evidence that financial disincentives, such as increasing sales taxes, do deter these harmful behaviours. But these approaches are not suitable in many situations. There is increasing interest in the use of financial incentives, such as small cash rewards, to promote particular desirable behaviours.
Evidence to date about the effectiveness of financial incentives is mixed. The NIHR has funded a range of studies exploring the use of incentives in different circumstances, and how people feel about them. This Highlight explores this evidence and considers how incentives can be helpful in healthcare, for who and in what circumstances.
Created on Thursday, 09 May 2019. Posted in Impact
Increasingly, researchers need to demonstrate the impact of their research to their sponsors, funders, and fellow academics. However, the most appropriate way of measuring the impact of healthcare research is subject to debate. This review provides a collective summary of existing methodological frameworks for research impact, which funders may use to inform the measurement of research impact and researchers may use to inform study design decisions aimed at maximising the short-, medium-, and long-term impact of their research.