RDS NW e-bulletin – January 2022

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RDS NW e-bulletin

January 2022


Developing funding proposals in applied health and social care: NIHR Funding Opportunities – save the date

10 March 2022, 10.00am to 12.30pm, online

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) is offering this online event for health and social care professionals and researchers who want to develop and submit an application to one of the NIHR funding programmes.

The event will provide information on:

  • targeting the right NIHR funding stream
  • support available to help you develop your funding application, include the support available from the RDS, NHS, NIHR Clinical Research Network and Clinical Trials Units
  • the experience of applying for NIHR funding from a successful applicant.

Please save the date and further information, including registration, will be available shortly. Request advice from the RDS NW on your application as soon as possible.


RDS Blog: Your RDS adviser – a steadfast travelling companion

It’s the new year, you have a research idea – what next?

Start your research design journey with the RDS, we support researchers at all stages of preparing funding applications and the evidence shows that you are more likely to get funding if you use your local RDS than if you go it alone.

Find out more about how we can help in January’s RDS blog. Request advice from the RDS NW on your application as soon as possible.


NIHR working with Local Authorities

The NIHR works with local authorities and councils across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to improve the health and well being of the public.

This is achieved by funding public health and social care research, providing and funding training to boost capacity, and by sharing evidence and best practice advice.

Find out more about home the NIHR works with Local Authorities here. Request advice from the RDS NW on your application as soon as possible.


NIHR Open Access policy – for publications submitted on or after 1 June 2022

Open access makes published academic research freely, immediately and permanently available online for anyone to read, share and reuse. This maximises the societal, academic, and economic impact of publicly funded research, and enhances the integrity and rigour of research through greater openness and transparency.

The NIHR Open Access policy supports the Government R&D Roadmap and their commitment to adding value in research, one aspect of which is ensuring that research results are published in full in an accessible and unbiased report.

Through the NIHR Journals Library and NIHR Open Research, they enable findings, including negative findings, from all NIHR funded research to be made open access.

Read the NIHR Open Access policy here.


UK clinical research ecosystem continues to build on learnings from COVID-19 research

The UK Clinical Research Recovery, Resilience and Growth Programme (RRG) published an update detailing the key milestones that have been achieved in the 6 months since the publication of “The Future of UK Clinical Research Delivery” 2021/22 implementation plan.

Read the update here.


Other events and webinars

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