• Developing proposals for Research for Patient Benefit - mock panel event
    10 Jul 2015 - Liverpool

    This mock panel event is one of a series organised by the NIHR Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) to support bids that are near to submission. The aim is to give researchers a better understanding of the decision-making process their proposal will undergo.  Successful applicants will form a panel, along with methodologists and public representatives, to consider and give constructive feedback on the content and presentation of each other’s proposals. Processes will mimic the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Regional Advisory Committees as closely as practicable, with members taking on the role of ‘lead assessor’ for delegated proposals.

    Applications should be submitted to Liz Brignal, Mersey and Cheshire local RDS NW team administrator, at rds-nw-mc@liverpool.ac.uk.

    The deadline for applications for this session is 5.00 pm on 26 June 2015.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.