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

Developing Proposals to the NIHR

Free Workshop on developing proposals to the NIHR and how the RDSSE can help you with Professor Ann Moore.  Taking place in the afternoon of 28 January 2015 at Hillbrow 122, University of Brighton, Eastbourne

INVOLVE Conference 2014: Changing landscapes

The INVOLVE conference is for members of the public, voluntary sector, service users, researchers and commissioners with a shared interest in public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

This year it will take place on Wednesday 26 – Thursday 27 November 2014 in Birmingham.

Sign up to Twitter @NIHRINVOLVE for conference news #INVOLVE2014

 

Research for Patient Benefit Competition 26 open

RfPB applications for the call for clinical and applied health research into mesothelioma can be made through Competition 26.  In addition to the £350K limit & the £250K limit for pilot/feasibility studies, there is now a suggested £150K limit for ‘higher risk’ studies.

The programme will also consider research that is higher risk so long as it is appropriately costed. As a rule of thumb such research might be expected to cost less that £150,000, though exceptions for projects that might have more immediate patient impact can be made.

Examples of studies that might fall within this category of ‘higher risk’ research include:

  • Observational studies using clinical databases, which might provide preliminary estimates of an effect size that would be useful in the design of a clinical trial
  • Observational studies to establish for example the practicality and acceptability of changes to clinical practice, or the best means to ensure and measure adherence, prior to a formal evaluation
  • Developing and refining interventions
  • Developing new scales or outcome measures
  • Exploratory studies, eg using qualitative methods, that might provide insights into an intractable problem
  • Additional follow up of patients in a completed clinical trial
  • Post-market surveillance for unknown side-effects of a drug (Phase IV trials)
  • A systematic review, especially where the number of relevant studies is likely to be limited

http://www.nihr.ac.uk/CCF/RfPB/Guidance%20Documents/RfPB_Guidance_for_Applicants_Competition_26.pdf

October 2014 Bulletin

The latest version of our e-bulletin is now available.

View the bulletin online

 

Be an NIHR programme reviewer

A number of NIHR programmes are seeking academics, clinicians, practitioners and public health professionals to be reviewers, as well as members of the public patients and carers. Reviewers’ comments inform the NIHR decision-making process.

They are particularly looking to recruit health economists.

Find out more on the NIHR NETS website

September 2014 e-bulletin

The latest version of our e-bulletin is now available.

View the bulletin online

NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research – information events

A chance to gain greater understanding of NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR).

Professor Paul Little, PGfAR Programme Director will be joined by staff from the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) and a local PGfAR panel Chair.

Presentation followed by Q&A session.

Four events will be held:

  • Leeds, 1 October 2014, 10.00am – 1.00pm, 1:1 appointments 1.00pm – 4.00pm, Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ
  • London, 24 October 2014, 10.30am – 12.00 noon, 1:1 appointments 1.00pm – 4.00pm, Central London TBC
  • Birmingham, 4 November 2014, 12.30pm – 2.15pm, 1:1 appointments 2.15pm – 4.00pm, Birmingham Medical School.
  • A further event in Bristol is being planned. More details to follow.

Registration is FREE.

More details on the National RDS website

INVOLVE Conference 2014 – changing landscapes

The INVOLVE conference is for members of the public, voluntary sector, service users, researchers and commissioners with a shared interest in public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. This year it will take place on Wednesday 26 – Thursday 27 November 2014 in Birmingham.

Places are limited so book soon!

Sign up to Twitter @NIHRINVOLVE for conference news #INVOLVE2014

Find out more about the conference on the INVOLVE Conference website

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust – Research Magazine Issue 4 online

Find out how Sussex Partnership NHS Trust is developing its research strategy in the latest illustrated, 24 page newsletter on the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust website.

The Trust is holding two research events:
Sussex Mindfulness Centre 2nd Annual Conference
Friday 19 September 2014, Hove

Mood and Anxiety Research in Sussex Conference
Friday 21 November 2014, Hove

Book a free place on the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust website >