RDS News - November 2016

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).
Research Advice Clinics -
new dates added

- Are you a healthcare professional with a great idea for research in health or social care?

- Would you like some advice on developing a funding application?

Come along to one of our research advice clinics in the Oasis Restaurant at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) for an informal chat about your research ideas.

Tuesday 22 November, 11.00 am to 3.00pm
Wednesday 30 November, 11.00 am to 2.00pm (NEW DATE!)
Friday 9 December, 11.00 am to 2.00pm (NEW DATE!)

No booking necessary, but if you wish to book a particular time please contact us on 01823 344178 or rds.sw@nihr.ac.uk
NIHR League Table reveals 100%
of NHS trusts are research active

Each year, the Research Activity League Table is published by the NIHR to detail research activity across all NHS trusts in England. The table provides a picture of how much clinical research is happening, where, in what types of trusts, and involving how many patients.

This year (2015/16) the league table reveals that every NHS trust in England is delivering clinical research, providing thousands more patients with access to better treatments and care. Over 60 per cent of NHS trusts increased their research activity. Find out more.
Online Resource for Recruitment research in Clinical triAls (ORRCA)
The new ORRCA online database is a great resource for trialists seeking to maximise recruitment and trial methodologists who want to explore gaps in recruitment research.  Following a review of 40,000 abstracts, a team of researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (HTMR) recruitment working group and the Health Research Board Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB TRMN) Ireland assessed the eligibility of over 3,000 full text articles and categorised their content against recruitment themes.
The database currently contains 1,000+ articles with new additions every week.  Articles can be filtered against categories such as recruitment theme, research methods, health area, age and gender to help you find relevant research and case studies. 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.
Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Programme

Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) aim to produce independent research findings that will have practical application for the benefit of patients and the NHS in the relatively near future.

The PGfAR programme will be opening Competition 23 on 1st February 2017 and the deadline for applications is 1pm, 29th March 2017. Read more and apply.
Programme Development Grants

Programme Development Grants are a complementary scheme to allow investigators to undertake preparatory research that will position them to submit a competitive PGfAR application.

Competition 18 will be launched on 1st 
February 2017 and the deadline for applications is 1pm, 23rd March 2017. Read more and apply.
i4i Mental Health Challenge Award launch

The Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme Challenge Award in mental health opens for applications in January 2017.  Proposals are invited for the development of innovative technological solutions that can influence the care pathway and improve patient outcomes for mental health conditions.
One call per year will be commissioned for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018 and will operate on a ‘winner takes all’ basis with no upper limit on funds requested.  A launch event on Monday 14 November (12.00pm to 2.00pm) is being hosted by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, King’s College London
The deadline for applications is 5 April 2016. Read more and apply.
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