Research News

UEG Research Prize 2016

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 10:24

The prize will be awarded for excellence in basic science, translational or clinical research. The recipient must be able to demonstrate that the previous work has had an impact in its field and that its quality has been recognised internationally. The recipient will have produced a substantial body of basic science, translational or clinical research in a focused area of gastroenterology, hepatology or related disciplines. Priority will be given to applications where science has had crucial impact on clinical practice and management, or is very likely to have it in the near future. Furthermore, the recipient must have been mentioned at least once as (co-)author of an abstract submitted to UEG Week in the past 3 years.

A detailed prospect of more than 5 years of future research activity is required in the application form and must be guaranteed by the recipient when the prize is awarded. The prize money of €100,000 will be paid to the recipient's department.

Furthermore, UEG expects the UEG Research Prize Winner to

  • submit a review article to the UEG Journal by end of October 2016 (
  • accept potential UEG Week Faculty invitations in subsequent years.

In order to apply for this prize please visit the UEG Website and complete the online application by May 13, 2016 at the latest. Hard copies will not be accepted. In order to guarantee that your submission process was successful, UEG will acknowledge the receipt of each application via return email.

Health Data: Better Care or Privacy Nightmare?

Monday, 29 February 2016 10:51

A panel discussion chaired by Sharmila Nebhrajani OBE, with Professor Liam Smeeth, Sam Smith and Peter Knight will be held on Tuesday 15 March 2016, 18.30 – 20.30

Price: £5 (booking required) and Light refreshments provided
Doors open at 18.00 at the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

  • How will the NHS and UK Government utilise data generated by initiatives such as and the 100,000 Genomes Project?
  • Is it possible to guarantee the secure and ethical use of health data?
  • How can we effectively communicate the risks and benefits of personal data usage to the general public?

Research Design Services

Friday, 19 February 2016 13:48

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) network helps researchers prepare proposals for submission to NIHR and other national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research, by providing expert advice on research design and methodology. RDS advisers in bases across England offer a unique breadth of experience and a proven track record in improving research applications. Advice is confidential and free of charge. For more information, visit the Research Design Service website.

New research funding announced by MRC

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:38

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is accelerating innovative medical research with £23.2 million in new funding to take ground-breaking ideas from UK universities into industry and out to patients.

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