• 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference
    6 Oct 2019 - Brighton

    This event offers the  opportunity for those working in clinical trials to meet and discuss the current issues within trials and trials methodology.

  • NIHR Research for patient benefit social care funding roadshow event
    8 Oct 2019 - Manchester

    The NIHR will be investing in future social care research with annual funding calls via the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme.  The next call is planned to launch in September and will follow a similar format to the first call, however to give it a clearer social care identity it will be launched as Research for Social Care (RfSC).

    The RfSC call will have a budget of £3 million.  A draft specification document for the call is available, but details will be confirmed once launched in September.

    The Research Design Service (RDS) is running regional events which will offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of RfSC funding. Attendance at these events is FREE and refreshments will be provided.

    Researchers currently developing, or considering developing, a proposal for submission to RfSC for funding are invited to take advantage of a one-to-one appointment to discuss their proposed research idea or study.

    The Research Design Service North West will be hosting one of the events in Manchester on 8 October.

    Register for the event in Manchester here.

    A programme for the event will be made available shortly.

    Visit the NIHR website for details on the other events around the country.

  • Developing Funding Proposals in Applied Health & Social Care: NIHR Funding Programmes
    30 Oct 2019 - Burnley


    This RDS NW event is for health and social care professionals and researchers in the North West of England who want to develop and submit an application to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding programmes.

    What will you get from the day?

    For those intending to develop and submit an application to NIHR, this event will highlight:

    • the funding opportunities available
    • the application process
    • what funders are looking for in a submission
    • how to design a study to answer your research question effectively
    • building a team of collaborators
    • the support that RDS NW and others can provide in the preparation of your application.
    What do I need to do?

    As this event is aimed at those wanting to develop and submit a research funding application, we ask that:

    • you have at least an outline idea of your research question
    • you are prepared to discuss your idea with RDS NW advisers and others.

    Event programme

    You can download the event programme here.

    Book a place

    Register for this event here (this links takes you to an external website, Eventbrite).

  • NIHR opportunities in speech and language therapy event
    18 Nov 2019 - London

    The NIHR Research Design Services will be hosting this event and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists will be providing support for anyone interested in conducting research in the field of speech and language therapy at any stage of their career from novices to those looking for sizeable grants. The day will be suitable for clinicians, academics and third sector staff. You will hear from people who have been successful in securing funding from NIHR, an outline of their projects and their experiences of the application process, how the RDS and RCSLT’s can help and support you and the opportunity to meet with NIHR research advisers for individual sessions.

  • How to be a good Chief Investigator
    19 Nov 2019 - Liverpool

    A free one day training workshop event for newly funded Chief Investigators of randomised clinical trials. Includes presentations from experienced chief investigators, clinical trial units, trial funders and trial methodologists.