|What makes a NIHR Doctoral Fellowship application excellent?
|Judith Rankin is Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the University of Newcastle, and the Chair of the NIHR Doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee. As a researcher with an international reputation, she shares her thoughts on what makes an excellent application.
|21 June, 2023
|RDS Social Care Research Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat presentations
|Videos of the presentations from the RDS Social Care Research Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat held in March 2023. Presentation videos include a talk from a successful previous applicant for social care funding as well as presentations on public involvement in your social care application, embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, planning research impact and a systems engineering approach to implementation and improvement in social care.
|15 May, 2023
|NIHR INCLUDE Impaired Capacity to Consent Framework – a tool for researchers to design more inclusive trials
|INCLUDE Impaired Capacity to Consent Framework is a tool for researchers to ensure that their trial is designed to be inclusive of people with impaired capacity to consent, as well as improving the quality of the trial design. It should preferably be used when developing a funding application, however it can also inform later stages of developing the trial such as when drafting the protocol and ethics application. The framework is intended to be used with all populations who may experience impaired capacity. A toolkit of resources has been developed to support researchers to use the Framework, and collated information and resources on capacity and consent. More general information about improving trial diversity, with links to this new Framework alongside the Ethnicity Framework, can be found on the Trial Forge website.
|13 December, 2022
|RDSresources – useful resources when developing a research funding application
|The Research Design Service (RDS) produces many online resources that aim to support and help Applied Health, Social Care and Public Health researchers apply for research funding. The RDSresources website has been created to provide a central location for these useful resources.
|5 July, 2022
|Community engagement toolkit
|This toolkit is aimed at supporting researchers who are developing grant applications with, and for, diverse communities. It has evolved from what our community partners in the Reaching Out Projects taught us about how they would like researchers to engage with them to build sustainable community relationships. We have transferred their knowledge and experience to the world of health and social care research into ten guiding principles. The ten guiding principles included in this toolkit were co-produced with community partners involved across the four Reaching Out Projects facilitated by the Research Design Service in the East of England, North East and North Cumbria , South Central and Yorkshire and Humber regions. The illustrations were created by artist Bethan Laker Bethan Laker Illustrator in collaboration with North East and North Cumbria Reaching Out partners.
|12 May, 2022
|Focus On Research and Equity – FOR Equity
|This resource provides tools and resources to help make research evidence more relevant for action to reduce social and health inequalities.
|31 March, 2022
|Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit
|The NIHR Research Design Service online Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Toolkit has been developed to support researchers to better understand how to embed EDI in research design and to meet the NIHR’s EDI requirements. The toolkit advocates for best practice which goes beyond the NIHR’s current requirements.
|31 March, 2022
|NIHR and social care
|Social care research can change lives by supporting quality of life and independence, and help build a social care system that works for everyone. The NIHR supports adult social care research in a number of ways. Find out more on this website.
|31 August, 2022
|NIHR Research Design Service: Research Impact Guide
|This short and easy to use guide has been developed for NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) advisers to refer to when providing support and guidance to clients on how they can introduce impact into the design of their research proposal. It is also shared here with clients to help you understand impact and consider some of the more practical measures they can use when undertaking research. The overall aim is to ensure that impact planning, knowledge mobilisation and implementation issues are considered and embedded into the research design and application development process that then ensures that the planned/intended impacts can be realised both during and at the end of the research project.
|24 March, 2022
|James Lind Alliance: Top 10s of priorities for research
|See the top priorities for future research, agreed by patients, carers and health professionals working with Priority Setting Partnerships.
|16 December, 2021