• Developing proposals for the renewed NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme - A NIHR Research Design Service North West seminar
    9 Sep 2015, Manchester

    This seminar is one of a series organised by the NIHR Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) to highlight national funding opportunities for applied health and social care research. The aim is to give researchers a better understanding of funding priorities, application processes and future plans and an opportunity for dialogue with panel members and successful grant holders. We will highlight Public Involvement and how the RDS NW can support you through the application process.

  • Developing proposals for the renewed Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme - a support afternoon for applicants
    9 Sep 2015, Manchester

    Are you planning to submit a RfPB grant application in December 2015?

    Do you want advice from experts on topics such as research methods, patient and public involvement and costings?

    Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) is providing a support afternoon for people applying to the RfPB programme for research funding.

    For those planning to submit an RfPB proposal in competition 28, we will provide a facilitated half-day support session for applicants involving one-to-one advice with a range of experts from different methodological backgrounds. The aim is to maximise your chances of success in securing RfPB funding and to ensure your project is robust, well designed and properly supported.

    • The session is open to researchers across the North West.
    • There is no charge for the session.
    • It is a requirement that people apply for the session via our application form, as places for research teams are limited to seven.

    The session can accommodate a maximum of seven research teams. If it is oversubscribed we will prioritise those most likely to benefit from the support it provides. Others will be encouraged to access individual RDS NW support.

  • NIHR HTA Efficient Study Designs Call: Information events
    22 Sep 2015, 29 Sep 2015, 6 Oct 2015, 13 Oct 2015,

    This event will offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the HTA themed call on efficient study designs and their general role across NIHR funding programmes. It will provide information about the types of proposals that NIHR is keen to encourage, but will not be a forum for detailed methodological discussions.

    Registration to this event is FREE and refreshments will be provided. Dr. Peter Davidson, Consultant in Public Health and Head of Health Technology Assessment, will be joined by RDS advisers to give a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

    In order to secure your place at one of these events please complete the online booking form.

    Four events will be held across England as follows:

    Bristol 22 September 2015 Refreshments from 10, event from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm Watershed,Bristol BS1 5TX
    Birmingham 29 September 2015 Registration and light lunch from 12 noon with event running 1.oo pm to 3.00 pm Michael Tippett Room, University of Birmingham
    Leeds 6 October 2015 TBC TBC
    London 13 October 2015 TBC TBC

    The events are hosted by the NIHR Research Design Service.