• 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.


  • Clinical trial training for investigators
    14 Sep 2015 - Manchester

    The number of clinical trials being conducted has increased, and the need for greater efficiency in design, conduct, analysis and reporting has been recognised in both the public and industry sector. The programme will include: Trial design, Trial conduct, Recruitment of trial participants, Public and patient involvement, Analysis and reporting and Health economics.


  • NHS R&D North West conference – Let’s Talk Research
    17 Sep 2015 - Bolton

    Last year over 170 members of the north west research community attended the Let’s Talk Research conference at the Macron Stadium and were able to listen to four plenaries and chose from over 20 workshops.


  • Dementia Futures
    18 Sep 2015 - Lancaster

    Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research is hosting a one day event that has been designed to engage with members of the public by showcasing some of the newest and most innovative research around dementia currently being undertaken by Lancaster University and the public, private and third sector partners with whom we work.


  • NIHR HTA Efficient Study Designs Call: Information events
    22 Sep 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:

    VENUE DATE TIME LOCATION
    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.


  • Diagnostic evidence workshop
    1 Oct 2015 - Oxford

    This course is aimed at all professionals working on diagnostic tests including people working in industry, academia, funding and regulation. During these two days we will provide you with the latest information on what evidence is needed to obtain regulatory approval, how NICE evaluates new diagnostic technology and how to collect evidence to support adoption in routine clinical practice.  In addition we will teach you about different study designs including quality assessment and where to look for funding opportunities.


  • Researching complex interventions in health
    14 Oct 2015 - Exeter

    This conference will bring together leading international contributors from the field of complex interventions for two days of presentations, workshops and discussion on the latest thinking in applied clinical health services research.


  • E-trials in the North West: Research Meeting
    19 Oct 2015 - Manchester

    The meeting will be of interest to those undertaking applied and methodological research to harness health informatics and electronic data sources to improve the design and conduct of clinical trials, and develop capacity in this area.


  • NHS R&D Forum: Archiving Master Class
    20 Oct 2015 - Manchester

    This Archiving Master Class has been developed to support Research management teams with their processes for archiving and is for anyone who has responsibility for archiving in their organisation. Whether you are a named archivist or part of a team with delegated responsibility we hope that you will find this course useful. As with all Forum activities it is also a valuable opportunity to meet with your colleagues from across the country to discuss challenges and solutions.


  • Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
    16 Nov 2015 - Oxford

    Experience a typical CASP (critical appraisal skills) workshop appraising a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) followed by a deconstruction of the methods and content.