All future events

  • Developing proposals for Research for Patient Benefit - A Research Design Service North West seminar
    11 May 2015 - Liverpool

    This seminar is one of a series organised by the 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 Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) - a support afternoon for applicants
    11 May 2015 - Liverpool

    Are you planning to submit a RfPB grant application in September 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 the thr 28th funding round, final submission deadline to be confirmed, 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.


  • Helpful statistics for ophthalmologists / ophthalmic researchers Workshop on practical statistics
    20 May 2015 - Liverpool

    For any researcher who will be attending the Annual Congress meeting of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists at the AAC in Liverpool on the 20th May, there will be a statistical workshop presented by members of the Ophthalmology Research Section of the NIHR Statistics group at 8 am which you are encouraged to attend.

    “Workshop for practical statistics: Helpful statistics for ophthalmologists / ophthalmic researchers”: Chaired by Mr Richard Wormald and of interest to anyone who wishes to write research papers and avoid simple statistical errors. The speakers are members of the Ophthalmic Statistics Group, which is a group of statisticians who have come together because of a common desire to help ophthalmic researchers write research papers free of statistical issues. Statistical formulae will be kept to a minimum (unless requested) and relevance to ophthalmology will be highlighted.


  • The Nottingham Systematic Review Course
    16 Jun 2015 - Nottingham

    This course will appeal to all those interested in completing a Cochrane-style review. Experienced tutors and facilitators will be available to give you practical and individual advice. After attending the course, participants should be able to understand search strategies, extract data, manage the results of systematic searches, understand the syntheses of the data, apply the methods and conduct reviews independently.


  • Health Research with Real Impact Conference 2015
    24 Jun 2015 - Preston

    Do you have an interest in evidence synthesis and or the best ways of implementing research findings into practice.

    Bookings now being take for the 2nd Health Research with Real Impact Conference, hosted by The University of Central Lancashire which will take place on 24th and 25th June 2015 at the Westleigh Conference Centre in Preston.


  • 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.