Tuesday, May 18, 2010

News 18/05/2010 (2)

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

Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme

Please note that Registration of Intention to Submit is no longer required for applications from Competition 13 onwards.

Next Submission Deadline is 24th September 2010.

News 18/05/2010

New guide to help health professionals involve patients in the research process

The Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College London has launched a new guide to help researchers involve users in the research process. The guide explains how users can help at each stage of the research process, what issues to consider, and how researchers can involve users.


Monday, May 10, 2010

GMC guidance for doctors on research

GMC guidance for doctors on research

The GMC has issued two documents Good Practice in research and Consent to research describing the good practice principles that doctors are expected to understand and follow if they are involved in research. They replace the current guidance booklet, Research: the roles and responsibilities of doctors (2002). The guidance came into effect on 4 May 2010.


Questionnaire on e-health records research

Questionnaire on e-health records research

To exploit the UK's position as a world leader in health informatics, the UK Health Departments are developing infrastructures to link electronic health data for research purposes e.g. the Health Research Support Service (HRSS) being developed by the NIHR Research Capability Programme (RCP), the Welsh Secure Annonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) system and the Scottish Health Information System (SHIP).

The major UK research funders wish to realise the research opportunities offered by these infrastructure developments and are carrying out a mapping exercise that will review the current capacity in the UK e-health records research. If you're working in e-health records related research or wish to work in e-health related research, you can participate in a questionnaire that can be accessed via the link www.mrc.ac.uk/ehealthquestionnaire .

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

News 5/5/10

Industry Costing Programme launches new templates

Two new templates have been launched this month, alongside the Industry Costing Template, following a year of successful consultation and collaboration between Industry, the NHS and the NIHR Clinical Research Networks to deliver a costing framework for these important sectors of the health research system. The new templates are:

* Medical Technology Costing Template
* Primary Care Costing Template


News 5/5/10

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Clinical Senior Lectureship Awards

The objective of the awards is to develop high-quality capacity and secure long-term sustainability and enhanced outcomes in research and teaching at senior lecturer level.


National Institute for Health Research Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC)

CAT Clinical Lectureship Awards

The posts are intended to support postdoctoral level research training combined with the continuing development of clinical expertise. The balance of clinical and academic commitments will normally be 50:50.