Research News

NIHR New Media Competition

Friday, 05 February 2016 16:33

Round 6 is still open for entries. Interested in communicating the research you do? Then you still have time to enter the New Media Competition, which enables you to enthuse audiences about the research with which you are involved. The main category for Round 6 is "Raising awareness of your research". They are looking for films that explain clearly why your research is important, what is actually being done and the impact that it may have or is having. In addition, there will be a special prize for the film that shows 'how public involvement has been embedded into a research project and how it made a difference'. To be considered for this prize, they want to see creative videos on the impact Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) has had on your research and which demonstrate how PPI has helped change or shape this research. There is a short video to explain exactly what they’re looking for. Entrants must be a member of the NIHR Faculty, including researchers supported or funded by the NIHR, or a patient/member of the public involved with NIHR research. Entries must be no longer than 2 minutes. Short-listed videos will be judged by the public during live screenings at selected Café Scientifique venues across the country. Anyone is welcome to attend and entrance is free. The competition closes at midnight on 31 March 2016. More information and ideas from previous winning entries

Help to create the first magazine about the life of a health researcher

Friday, 05 February 2016 16:30

Health Education England and NHS R&D North West are working together to create a new national digital online publication designed exclusively for healthcare professionals starting out on their research journeys. This will be a highly collaborative project with early career researchers developing the content and forming the editing team. They are looking for 15 early career research enthusiasts with a story to tell and a passion to engage with others across the NHS. They will join the project team and contribute to, edit and manage the three publications over the coming year. The first workshop will take place in Manchester on Wednesday 24th February. If you are available on this date and interested in taking part, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by close of play on 5th February 2016. For more information, click here.

NCRI Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis (SPED) workshop: Call for proposals

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:08

NCRI will be holding a workshop on Wednesday 25th May 2016 to help investigators develop ideas for studies in screening, prevention or early diagnosis. The aim is to help investigators develop their ideas for studies into an application which can subsequently be submitted to a funding committee. NCRI is therefore inviting brief outline proposals to discuss at the workshop; approximately 6 proposals will be discussed. Investigators will be invited to give a presentation, followed by a discussion on how the proposal might be developed.

The outline proforma is not onerous and will be treated in confidence. If more applications are received than can be included in the workshop, proposals will be prioritised (based on how developed they are) by a small group including the SPED Chair, the Chair of the NCRI Primary Care Studies Group and the NCRI Clinical Director.

The deadline for preliminary applications is Friday 25th March 2016. Please send enquiries and any completed applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please forward this to any colleagues who may be interested.

HSCIC data access update

Monday, 01 February 2016 12:58

The Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is implementing a series of changes to the way it controls access to data. Some are operational to make it easier to submit applications. Some are a necessity to fulfil statutory requirements. All are designed to improve the standard of service they deliver. Here’s an update on progress.

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