Research Design Service: East Midlands
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Feasibility - A Guide for Research Teams - e-Learning Module

  Created on Monday, 29 Oct 2018. Posted in Webinar/e-learning

The CRN North East and North Cumbria has announced the launch of its “Feasibility - A Guide for Research Teams” e-Learning Module.  The module aims to provide research teams with the knowledge to conduct a comprehensive site level feasibility ensuring all commercial and non-commercial studies are of benefit to patients, research teams and their organisations, as well as sponsoring organisations.

You can access the course on NIHR Learn (anyone can create a NIHR Learn account).

CRN offer to the life sciences industry

  Created on Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018. Posted in Webinar/e-learning

This webinar describes how the National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network supports the life sciences industry to deliver clinical trials in the NHS in England.

Intellectual Property when applying to NIHR

  Created on Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017. Posted in Webinar/e-learning

This webinar provides an introduction to IP and help researchers understand how they should discuss IP in a funding application.  
'Intellectual property' (IP) doesn't just refer to patents and inventions. The NIHR uses a much broader definition of IP and believes that the vast majority of research that it funds will produce some form of IP. Effective IP management at all stages of research is an important part of delivering long term patient benefit from NIHR funding. This means that researchers applying to NIHR need to be aware of what types of IP they may be producing and also present a compelling strategy for capturing and managing that IP. 
This one hour webinar includes:
  • Why is IP important to NIHR?
  • What is 'background' and 'foreground' IP?
  • What types of patient benefit can be produced by NIHR funded research? 
  • How should you discuss IP in an application to NIHR?

This webinar is presented by Dr Lucy Knight, NIHR Intellectual Property Manager, and Dr Lee Allen, Senior Programme Manager, who are both members of the NIHR IP Unit based at the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility in Twickenham, London.

NIHR Webinar: ACF Recruitment Webinar - Recording now available

  Created on Thursday, 07 Sep 2017. Posted in Webinar/e-learning

This webinar included:

  • An overview of the Integrated Academic Training pathway including details about NIHR ACF posts.
  • Details on the recruitment and appointment process including interviews and clinical benchmarking
  • A live Q&A session

Not yet registered, then please follow this link to register first and then listen to the webinar: