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Funded ICAP places at University of Brighton

The University of Brighton has received funding for 4 more ICAP places.  Please contact Dr Anne Mandy on A.Mandy@brighton.ac.uk. The…

Free MOOC about research opens for fifth round

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/free-mooc-about-research-opens-for-fifth-round/6846 A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), University…

RDS SE September 2017 bulletin

NIHR and RDS news, events and opportunities for researchers. Find out what’s new in health and social care research in…

RDS London fellowship event, 12 October 2017, London

Research Design Service (RDS) London and the NIHR Trainees Co-ordinating Centre (TCC) will be holding an information session for people…

New guides on clinical academic careers launched

Two exciting new guides to support healthcare professionals to develop clinical academic careers have launched today. The guides have been…

#NIHRgetdigital Competition winners announced!

The votes have been counted, the judges have had their say and the winners of the 2017 NIHR Let’s Get…