The NIHR have launched a new funding and awards database covering all of their funding streams, listing current and past projects.
Information on each award covers plain English summary and abstract, as well as the funding amount, investigators, start and end date, funding stream, research type and contracting organisation.
Created on Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019. Posted in Methods
Health Outcomes Insights offers a questionnaire design review service (QuestReviewTM) where they provide a detailed appraisal and report - based on best practice - on any weaknesses in the questionnaire’s design. This is an excellent service for researchers who want to design surveys but don’t have the experience.
Created on Monday, 18 Mar 2019. Posted in Public Involvement
NIHR INVOLVE have published 'Being Inclusive in Public Involvement in Health Research guide'. It highlights twelve things to consider when planning your public involvement.
Created on Monday, 18 Mar 2019. Posted in Funding
There is often a mismatch between research activity and the burden of disease which needs to be addressed. The new NIHR theme promoting research activity following patient need hope to tackle this.
Recruiting in needs areas makes sense for a number of reasons
Commissioned briefs from NIHR will now contain hints where they would like researchers to include research naive areas within their study. Maps will be provided indicating disease burden alongside current recruitment to allow researchers to identify where they might engage with new partners.
Created on Thursday, 14 Mar 2019. Posted in Public Involvement
This toolkit aims to capture such best practice and provide researchers with a framework on how to improve the participation of BAME groups in research.
Use the toolkit to develop more relevant research questions, consider engagement of BAME groups in a more structured way, and provide tips on better participation and dissemination of research findings.
The toolkit covers:
Created on Wednesday, 06 Mar 2019. Posted in Public Involvement
The guidance on the roles and responsibilities of PPI Co-applicants have now been published. Hopefully this will provide some much needed clarification on the subject.
Summary of key points:
Created on Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019. Posted in Literature
Created on Monday, 11 Feb 2019. Posted in Public Involvement
Guidance for Researchers: Feedback is a new tool providing researchers advice on the best ways to ensure patients, carers, service users and members of public contributing to their work are kept informed of research progress and their input is formally acknowledged.
Public contributors are involved at all stages of the research cycle, from project design, board and panel membership, to taking part in analysis and dissemination. But research by PPI representatives from CLAHRC East of England, who developed the guide, reveals that one-in-five (19%) of public contributors never received feedback for their work.
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.
The site offers a range of functions: