Created on Friday, 05 Jul 2019. Posted in Toolkit/Database
The NIHR has launched a new toolkit for researchers, to help them deliver the high quality health services research that the NHS needs.
The Health Services Research Toolkit is a national resource which brings together ideas, guidance and support in one place.
Created on Friday, 05 Jul 2019. Posted in News Items
Be Part of Research website aims to make it easier for the public to take part in UK research. (The UK Clinical Trials Gateway has now been replaced with Be Part of Research)
Created on Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019. Posted in Funding
HTA has decided to no longer fund feasibility projects in its researcher led workstream. This is due to the fact that they are often costed at 4 times the equivalent of a feasibility project going to RfPB, they're over engineered and its difficult to judge value for money as the size and effect of a main trial remain obscure.
Instead HTA would like to see full trials with robust internal pilots to evaluate key feasibility outcomes and will fund such projects through staged payments.
HTA will continue to fund feasibility studies though it's commissioned workstream where the work is deemed to be absolutely essential and isn't likely to be funded selsewhere.
Lastly if a clinical trial is submitted to HTA based on a feasibility study you need to ensure that along side feasibility there also needs to be a convincing efficacy signal otherwise its unlikely to be funded.
Created on Monday, 24 Jun 2019. Posted in Co-production
An update from Gary Hickey, NIHR INVOLVE: Our work on co-production continues to gain traction. We recently co-hosted, along with colleagues from the Centre for Public Engagement, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London and University College London Centre for Co-production in Health Research a successful event on ‘Co-producing Research: How do we share power?’ Next up is a Research Medical Society and BMJ co-sponsored event ‘Research co-production: What it is and how to do it’. This will be followed by a presentation at the Social Care Institute for Excellence event on ‘Sharing Power’ as part of National Co-production Week. Our work is also being referenced in publications on co-production, for example a recently released Carnegie Trust UK piece of work ‘The many shades of co-produced evidence’. Finally, please look out for an upcoming publication ‘Co-production in Action’. This will be the first in a series of three publications providing examples of co-produced research in practice.
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: