RDS NW e-bulletin – September 2021

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RDS NW e-bulletin

September 2021


Welcome to our new look e-bulletin

This is the first edition of our new look monthly e-bulletin. It is now easier to access and arrives direct into your inbox, no downloading required. You can also view directly on our website without needing to download. The link to the web version is at the top of the e-bulletin email.

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Developing funding proposals in applied mental health – NIHR RfPB Programme – online event

21 October 2021, 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

RDS NW is offering this online event for health and social care professionals and researchers who want to develop and submit an application related to mental health to the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funding programme (RfPB).

This session will provide information on:

  • details of the Research for Patient Benefit programme
  • views from a successful RfPB applicant
  • the application process and what funders are looking for in a submission
  • the support the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) can provide in the preparation of your application
  • advice about Patient and Public Involvement (PPI).

More information and registration available here.Request advice on your RfPB funding application.


Research Design Service Blog: Navigating the Innovation Pathway

Do you have an idea for a product but feel like a rabbit in the headlights when you look at putting together an NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) funding application? You’re not alone, the RDS blog this month will provide you with a few tips and the RDS seminar will introduce you to the support around i4i applications that you’ll need to draw on.

Read the September RDS blog here. Request advice on your i4i funding application.


The James Lind Alliance – prioritising the unanswered research questions

The James Lind Alliance (JLA) was established in 2004 to bring patients, carers and health and social care professionals together in Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs) to identify and prioritise the Top 10 unanswered questions that they would like to see answered by research.  JLA PSPs provide an important opportunity for the users of research to help shape the research agenda.

There are now over 100 completed JLA PSPs addressing a wide range of health conditions.  Each PSP is led by a Steering Group of patients, carers and clinicians who have clinical and lived experience of that health area.

The results of JLA PSPs have informed the allocation of research funding and raised awareness of priority research questions, with direct relevance and potential benefit to patients and the clinicians who treat them.

NIHR has long recognised the value of bringing communities together in this way to identify and agree priorities for research and a rolling call, currently including the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Public Health Research (PHR) and Efficacy and Mechanism (EME) programmes, highlights further it’s interest in receiving applications from researchers that address JLA PSP priority areas.

The Top 10 priorities are typically in the form of broad thematic areas and researchers can find out if their areas of interest are included among the huge range of priorities listed by visiting the JLA website.

Email the JLA coordinating team on jla@southampton.ac.uk for more details about any of the PSPs and the groups which have led them, or speak to your RDS NW adviser about your ideas for using the priorities in your research.Request advice on your HTA, PHR or EME funding application.


NIHR Social Care research funding opportunities

The NIHR currently has a number of Social Care research funding opportunities available, including the NIHR Research for Social Care (RfSC) Mental Health Research in Northern England and dementia funding calls. The deadline for these calls is on 19 October 2021.

The NIHR also has additional funding programmes which are currently accepting applications.

View all the NIHR Social Care Research funding opportunities here. Request advice on your NIHR funding application.


Other events and webinars

Always check with the event organisers/funder for latest information.