Tuesday, March 31, 2009

News 31/03/2009

**Medical Research Council**

Health Research Opportunities

Add your views on what the key research opportunities over the next few years might be and where health research can significantly impact on health and wellbeing. The deadline for receipt of comments is 17th April 2009. Follow the link below to find out more:


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

News 24/03/2009

**National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Central Commissioning Facility (CCF)**

Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme

Competition 9 Registration of Intention to submit deadline is 5pm 17th April 2009


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

News 17/03/2009

**Asthma UK**

Travel Awards

Funding support for UK based healthcare professionals to attend the prestigious European Respiratory Society's 19th Annual Congress

Deadline is 1pm Friday 3rd April 2009


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

News 10/03/2009

**Department of Health**

National Institute for Health Research Technology Assessment Reviews

The aim of this tendering exercise is to identify suitable contractors to undertake Technology Assessment Reviews (TARs), on behalf of the NIHR.

Tender return deadline: 1.00pm 12th June 2009


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

News 04/03/2009

** This message is being distributed on behalf of the Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics based at the University of Leeds**

Dear Colleague,

We are writing to invite you to take part in a major survey supported by the Wellcome Trust and the MRC. The survey is part of a programme to increase the capacity of the UK to support clinical research by exploiting the growing quantity of high quality data held in clinical databases.

The survey can be found at http://www.survey.leeds.ac.uk/eprresearch

The project behind the survey has been funded to develop training courses for researchers and information specialists in the health and NHS research community on how best to make effective and secure links between routine clinical databases and research collections.

It follows on from reports from UK CRC, NHS Connecting for Health and other sponsors highlighting the potential for such linkages but which recognised the considerable technical and organisational barriers.

This survey is a first step in our project. We hope you will spare the few minutes taken to complete it. Apologies if you have received multiple copies of this message which has been widely distributed through numerous channels.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Rick Jones / Mr Mark Hawker
Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics
University of Leeds