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The latest news from the Research Design Service South East, including our monthly e-bulletin.

NIHR RDS SE May e-bulletin – good news for SE researchers!

NIHR and RDS news, events and opportunities for researchers. Find out what’s new in health and social care research in our latest RDS SE e-bulletin

 

Latest NIHR RDS SE newsletter now online!

We are very pleased to announce that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded us a further five years of funding to continue our work as the Research Design Service SE (RDS SE). We hope you will enjoy our latest RDS SE newsletter  which also celebrates this great news!

In this edition we feature:

  • comment from our present and incoming RDS SE Directors on our new five year contract
  • How RDS SE supported research successes in Kent, Surrey and Sussex
  • a new Young People’s Advisory Group for Kent Surrey and Sussex (YPAG KSS)
  • details of our National RDS Grant Development and Writing Retreat

To find out more about what the RDS can do for you, please do get in touch.

New five-year NIHR contract for Research Design Service South East

We are very pleased to announce that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded us a further five years of funding to continue our work as the Research Design Service SE (RDS SE).

We look forward to continuing our work with health and social care researchers in the South East, supporting them to improve the design of their research funding proposals  and encouraging involvement of patients and the public wherever possible.

Our new contract starts on 1 October 2018, and whilst we are planning some small changes to improve our service, on the whole it will be ‘business as usual’, with our advisers in Kent, Surrey and Sussex continuing to provide free advice to researchers across the region.

Research design support can continue to be requested at: https://www.rds-se.nihr.ac.uk/research-design/request-support/

Applications invited for RDS Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat

School of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury

10 – 12 September 2018

Research Design Service (RDS) is offering a unique opportunity for busy health, social care and public health professionals across England to attend a three-day residential Grant Development & Writing Retreat in September, with dedicated time to rapidly progress their research proposal.

The Retreat will provide a supportive environment for individuals or teams of two or three, to develop high quality research proposals prior to application to national peer-reviewed funding programmes. Preference will be given to proposals for NIHR schemes, although applications to other funders of applied health and social care research will also be considered.

We invite applications from individuals or teams of two or three peopleat least one of whom must be a health or social care professional working in England.  We will offer successful applicants a free place at the retreat including food and accommodation*.*excludes travel to/from Canterbury

You can apply to attend the Retreat on a standard form available from your local RDS.

Full details on the NIHR website >

 

 

How to disseminate your research: Getting your message heard – and used

NIHR have just produced a new guide to research dissemination. It will be especially useful to researchers  applying for funding or who have research in progress. It is designed to help you to plan your dissemination and give your research every chance of being utilised.

Read the guidance here >

New national blog post ‘From the RDS desk’: First post by RDS SE Adviser Claire Rosten

Claire RostenThe new Monthly update from the Research Design Service, brings you tips, insights and experiences of the funding application process.

Our blog will touch on various themes in the design process and highlight what you need to know before you make a research application. This first blogpost comes from Dr Claire Rosten, Research Adviser for RDS SE in Brighton.

Next month will feature the upcoming Grant Development and Writing Retreat #RDSretreat

 

Read the RDS national blog > 

NIHR Clinical Research Network support extended to non-NHS health and social care settings

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) will be extending support into health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings.  The Department of Health has agreed an important change to the criteria that describes which clinical research studies can benefit from CRN support; including expert advice and support to plan, set up and deliver research efficiently.

The change will mean the CRN can support research conducted outside of NHS settings, such as care homes or hospices, which will answer important questions for those patient populations. The CRN will also be better able to support public health research e.g in schools and other community settings.

This change to the ‘Eligibility Criteria for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support’ policy is a way in which the NIHR is addressing the evolving health and care landscape and the changing needs of people and patients.

CRN will monitor implementation of this change over 12 months, with phased rollout from 1 January 2018 and make recommendations to  the Department of Health on the impact of delivering CRN support to research in non-NHS settings.

As part of the phased implementation, the CRN will make recommendations about extending support more widely for social care research.

Initially, CRN support will be extended to:

Public health research studies outside of NHS settings
Social care research studies outside of NHS settings, which are funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research
Other studies taking place outside of NHS settings e.g. hospices.

More information >

 

 

 

 

 

NIHR RDS SE April e-bulletin now online

NIHR and RDS news, events and opportunities for researchers. Find out what’s new in health and social care research in our latest RDS SE e-bulletin

 

 

Register for New NIHR Fellowships webinar: 11am, 19 April 2018

NIHR Fellowships – what will the changes mean for applicants?
This one hour webinar will be presented by:
Pete Thompson, Assistant Director of the NIHR TCC
includes:

  • a detailed description of each Fellowship
  • Fellowship options most suitable for individuals’ career stages
  • a chance to ask any questions you may have about NIHR Fellowships

Please click to register for the webinar.
If you have any issues when registering email tcc@nihr.ac.uk.

RDS SE Sussex one day Grant Writing event – EOI required by 9 April

RDS South East Research Writing Workshop 
10am – 4pm, Wednesday 25th April
Boardroom, Mayfield House, University of Brighton

The workshop is to allow researchers to spend a day working on writing a funding application with their research team (up to 3 people) with the support of RDS methodologists. If you are selected to attend, you will be asked to provide the current draft of your project on the funder’s application form to your RDS SE Adviser by 18th April 2017. At the workshop, you will be asked to give a 5-minute pitch about the priority of your research.

For more information and an expression of interest form (closing date 9 April), contact your RDS SE Research Adviser
For queries about this event email: rds.se@nihr.ac.uk

Guidance notes >

SAVE THE DATE: RDS Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat

School of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury

10 – 12 September 2018

The Research Design Service (RDS) will be hosting a residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat for researchers in health and social care to develop their research ideas into competitive funding applications. Benefit from protected time and expert advice in a supportive environment.

Details about the application process to follow.

To receive further information about the event please register your interest here.

Costs, including accommodation, will be covered by the RDS.

NIHR to launch changes to Fellowships programme

NIHR are making exciting changes to the Fellowships Programme which will be coming in at the next launch in October 2018.  These changes follow the NIHR Strategic Review of Training, (full report here).  The new Programme will provide additional flexibility and expanded eligibility and will help simplify the provision of NIHR research training opportunities.Talk to your RDS adviser if you would like to know more about taking this exciting step in your career.

NIHR be will be hosting a webinar at 11am on 19 April.  Further details to follow.

Details of the new programme are on the the NIHR website, with FAQs.

For further information, please email TCCawards@nihr.ac.uk.