• Gizmos, Gadgets and Widgets: Public involvement in the development of new technologies
    25 Nov 2015 - Manchester

    A one day Northwest People in Research Forum (NWPiRF) event including an interactive workshop aimed at bringing the public, researchers and tech developers together.


  • Clinical trials in small populations
    30 Nov 2015 - London

    An opportunity for researchers and practitioners to discuss state-of-the-art methods for trials in small populations. This two-day workshop will offer an interactive training day for statisticians and an open day with invited talks by medical statisticians from industry and academia, patient representatives and regulators.

  • Intelligent Technologies to Support Collaborative Care Networking Event
    3 Dec 2015 - London

    The aim of this event is to help facilitate relationships between academic researchers, industry and healthcare professionals to encourage research projects that are truly multidisciplinary with user engagement at the core.

    The event is being run to support the launch of a £10 million call. The EPSRC Information Communication Technologies (ICT), Healthcare Technologies and Digital Economy Themes are launching a call for proposals on 2 November 2015 entitled ‘Intelligent Technologies to Support Collaborative Care’. EPSRC are looking to fund proposals which address the need for new technologies to support the self-management of chronic health conditions.

    In order to relieve pressure on the increasingly overstretched NHS, there is an ever-growing need to deliver efficient, effective, patient-centric care in the community. This call aims to support research which will enable the development of reliable and intelligent healthcare technologies to support self-care and reduce the need for routine interventions from healthcare professionals in the management of chronic conditions.

    Those interested in attending the event are asked to complete an Expression of Interest form. As places are limited, Expressions of Interest will be reviewed internally by EPSRC to ensure a wide diversity of attendance and a confirmation of your place will be sent in good time.

  • Annual R&D Forum Conference 2016
    23 May 2016 - Stratford Upon Avon

    This year’s annual Forum event is to be held in association with the HRA on the 23rd and 24th May in beautiful Stratford upon Avon. The Programme committee, made up of Forum members and stakeholders, is currently drafting an exciting programme to be released in the new year. Please watch the R&D Forum twitter feed and website for the latest information plus details of how you can book and exhibit.

  • Residential Grant Writing Retreat
    13 Jun 2016 - Bath

    The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) is offering a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals across England to attend a week-long residential Grant Writing Retreat in June 2016. The purpose of the Retreat is to give busy professionals dedicated time to rapidly progress their research idea into fundable proposals.

    The Retreat will provide a supportive environment for teams of two or three people to develop high quality research proposals prior to application to national peer-reviewed funding streams. Preference will be given to proposals for NIHR schemes, although teams intending to apply to other funders of applied health and social care research will also be considered. Please note that proposals for personal awards (e.g. fellowships) are not eligible.

    Applications are invited from teams of two or three people, at least one of whom must be a health or social care professional working in England. To cover costs, there is a fee of £3,300 for each team of three and £2,700 for each team of two. This fee includes food and accommodation. Applications to attend the Retreat should be submitted on a standard form available from the Research Design Service North West Coordinator at rds-nw@lancaster.ac.uk

    Applications will be reviewed competitively and places awarded to teams with the most promising proposals. Support from your local RDS is essential for successful application and applicants are strongly advised to make contact with them as soon as possible.

    The RDS Grant Writing Retreat will be held at Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath starting at 11am on Monday 13 and ending at 2.00pm on Friday 17 June 2016.

    Research teams attending the Retreat will have access to a range of RDS advisers while developing their proposals. Away from the workplace, they will have protected time to work intensively on their proposals. By the last day of the Retreat, teams will have well-developed research proposals that, with continued support from their local RDS, will subsequently be submitted to appropriate funding streams.

    CPD approval pending.

    For more details, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Grant Writing Retreat pages on our national website here.