All future events

  • NIHR Clinical Research Network MOOC: Improving healthcare through clinical research
    6 Jun 2016 -

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has teamed up with the University of Leeds and FutureLearn to develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) available free of charge to anyone wanting to understand more about clinical research.

  • Residential Grant Writing Retreat
    13 Jun 2016 - Bath

    Applications for the 2016 Retreat are now closed. Please see our events page for information about future events

  • Better Trials Make Better Surgeons Event
    17 Jun 2016 - Warrington

    The North West Surgical Trials Centre is holding another of it’s hugely successful surgical workshops in June and will include inspirational talks from experienced senior trialists, plus surgeons new to research. The afternoon will also provide the opportunity to discuss trial ideas, mechanics of setting-up studies etc.

  • NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research - Information Events
    29 Jun 2016 -

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    These events will offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) funding stream. Registration to these events will be FREE and refreshments will be provided.

    Professor Paul Little, Director of the PGfAR programme will be joined by staff from the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) and a local PGfAR funding panel member to give a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

    Researchers currently developing, or considering developing, a proposal for submission to PGfAR for funding are invited to take advantage of a one to one session with PGfAR programme and RDS staff to discuss their proposed study.

    More detail including how you can reserve a place at one of these events will follow.

    Events are being arranged in the following areas:

    The event in the North West will be held at the Great Hall, University of Manchester, Manchester.

    These events are hosted by the NIHR Research Design Service.

    Download the event save the date flyer here.

    To register for the event please complete the registration form.
    Improving the health and wealth of the nation through research

  • The International Festival of Public Health 2016
    1 Jul 2016 - Manchester

    This international festival in brought to you by The Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, in association with the Manchester Medical Society Public Health Forum.

  • Overcoming challenges: Innovative solutions in public involvement in research
    6 Sep 2016 - Manchester

    The NIHR Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) is holding a one day event on 6 September 2016, from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm in Manchester.
    The event will be a chance to explore and share innovative and effective ways of involving members of the public in health and social care research.
    Further details of the event will be made available soon.

    Abstract submission invitation

    We are seeking abstracts from people who have involved members of the public in research in innovative ways in order to illustrate the wide potential for public involvement at all stages of the research process and any challenges involved.

    Successful applicants will have a 20 minute oral session. These presentations may have up to two presenters, ideally including a member of the public who has been involved in the project. The conference is free to all, and we will pay any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by members of the public who attend.

    Abstracts should be emailed to

    The deadline for abstract submission is 30 May 2016. Abstracts will be reviewed by our group in June, and we will be in contact again soon after.

    Abstract submissions should include the following information:

    • names of presenters – up to two
    • contact email
    • title of the presentation
    • abstract – 250 words maximum.  Please include: A brief description of the project, its aims and methods, How the project actively involved members of the public, What were the challenges of involvement, What were the benefits of involvement.

    Improving the health and wealth of the nation through research

  • Developing proposals for the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme: A support programme for applicants
    9 Sep 2016 - Manchester

    The NIHR Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) will be holding a morning seminar and support afternoon for those intending to apply for RfPB funding.

    The morning seminar is one of a series organised by the 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.

    The support afternoon is for those planning to submit an RfPB proposal. 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.

    Both the seminar and support afternoon will be held on 9 September 2016.  Please save the date.

    More details will be available soon.