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News: Changes to NIHR RFPB Scheme

Research For Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme
From competition 28 the RfPB programme will be changing. The competition opens for applications on 26th August 2015, and will operate under the new two stage process with the shortened first stage application. 229 more words

Funding Opportunities

The divide between public involvement in research and service delivery

Yesterday I was on a visit to the West Midlands. The University of Birmingham, Birmingham Health Partners and West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) had invited me to talk about public involvement in research strategies for the region. 975 more words

NIHR

George Osborne clearly read 'Going the Extra Mile' before his Budget statement #scipolicy

It is some time since the Chancellor of the Exchequer and I have spoken.  Forever, in fact.  But I like to think we are in tune on some things…. 431 more words

NIHR

What next in identifying patient priorities for health research? #JLAevaluation

I spent yesterday morning at an excellent event looking at the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships (JLA PSPs for short!). #JLAevaluation

Started in 2004, JLA PSPs have become a recognised and highly respected method for identifying shared priorities in health research among patients, carers and clinicians.  748 more words

AMRC

We must maintain our national impetus and leadership on involving young people in research – comment on new report from @Nuffbioethics

This morning the Nuffield Council on Bioethics published its report: Children and research: ethical issues calling for a change in research culture to enable young people to shape how research is ‘prioritised, designed and reviewed.’ 822 more words

Public Involvement

Grant application timelines: the myth and the reality

In my Faculty there is a procedural flowchart for ‘The grant application timeline’. I am sure that mine is not the only department to create these idealised pathways. 585 more words

Research

Review of public involvement in NIHR published #ppiextramile

Hot off the presses:

Almost a year to the day that the Director General Research and Development/Chief Medical Officer commissioned a strategic review of public involvement in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the final report and recommendations have today been published. 658 more words

Medical Research