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Outcome of the IBD Research Priority-Setting Partnership

Friday, 27 February 2015 18:08

After an incubation period of several years, the IBD PSP has completed the exercise to determine and rank research priorities in IBD. The PSP consisted of patients, carers and clinicians (surgeons, nurses, dieticians and medical gastroenterologists) and worked to an iterative process designed and supervised by the James Lind Alliance. More than 1600 suggestions were made, which through a process of elimination (not research uncertainties, duplication of ideas from multiple sources, not treatment-related etc) were whittled down to a list of 70 that were voted on to yield a shortlist of 25 questions for discussion and further ranking by the group. The research priorities that were ranked 'top 10' have been sent to the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, to feed into the process of determining where research funding should be directed.

How does the HTA work?

Friday, 27 February 2015 16:20

The first of a series of articles from Professor Tom Walley, Director of the NIHR HTA Programme, covers how the HTA staff prioritise topics for research and for funding.

The 17th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology (ICMI 2015)

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 16:01

Scientists in Gastroenterology and BSG Research Committee are pleased to support a State of the Art session (Arthur Kaser as speaker) at the upcoming ICMI 2015 meeting in Berlin, Germany, July 14-18, 2015.

NIHR's Benefits Advice Service for involvement in research activities

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 09:38

A new confidential service has been launched offering personal advice and support on how payment of fees and expenses for public involvement might affect people in receipt of state benefits. In partnership with others, NIHR is offering a service that covers advice on payment of fees and expenses for public involvement in health or social care research, service design or service delivery. The service will be provided by Bedford Citizens Advice Bureau, initially as a pilot for one year. The confidential service is for members of the public involved with NIHR organisations or NIHR funded research projects and for staff within NIHR organisations who are supporting members of the public to get involved. Further information is available on the INVOLVE website.

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