RDS News - September 2017

Welcome to the eBulletin from the Research Design Service South West (RDS SW), keeping you updated with the latest news, events and communications from the RDS and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
NIHR Grant Applications Seminar & Support Event

9 November 2017 - Plymouth Science Park, Devon


Are you planning to submit a grant application to NIHR? We are holding a one-day event in Plymouth that is aimed at helping you to improve your chances of success.

The morning seminar session is open to anyone to come and hear RDS advisers give presentations on what makes a good grant proposal. Topics covered will include:
  • what does the NIHR look for?
  • the application as a marketing document: selling the topic, selling the method, and selling the team
  • the team
  • clarity of description and explanation
  • feasibility issues
  • identifying and avoiding potential pitfalls.

The afternoon support session of one-to-one appointments is for those who would like to discuss their own proposal with an RDS adviser.

This event is FREE and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. In order to secure your place please register using our online form by 1pm, 30 October 2017.

Find out more.
New NIHR Training and Career Development Webinar channel

NIHR has created a new channel that brings together a collection of webinars designed for current and aspiring NIHR trainees. They cover a variety of topics to help researchers develop their research careers.

Each month, a new webinar will be hosted live and recordings will be made available here following the live event. Each live webinar includes a 30-minute question and answer session allowing attendees to get their specific questions answered by experts from across the NIHR and beyond. Previous webinar topics include Patient and Public Involvement (PPI), NIHR Fellowships and Socia Media. Find out more.
NIHR signs up to WHO initiative on trial registration

NIHR is the latest research funder to sign up to an international joint statement, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), pledging to ensure clinical trials will be both registered and their results released.

NIHR is backing the initiative, to further reduce avoidable waste in research, improve transparency and strengthen the validity and value of the research base. The pledge, which is in line with NIHR's existing policy on Adding Value in Research, will mean that all our fully funded studies will be required to register in a publicly accessible database and make sure all results are disclosed in a timely way. Find out more.
Latest funding calls and other opportunities

Funding deadline calendar
For an overview of NIHR calls and ongoing funding opportunities, please see our funding deadlines webpage.
The Health Foundation – The economic and social value of health

The Health Foundation’s new £1.5 million funding programme is a research-led open call for innovative research on the economic and social value of health in the UK. Each project will receive between £150,000 and £350,000 for research that is up to three years in duration.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 29 September 2017. Find out more and apply.
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