Research News

RDS Workshop - Preparing a Research Proposal for NIHR RfPB, PGfAR or PDG Programmes

Friday, 29 July 2016 14:30

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) is running a free one-day workshop to provide advice on how to prepare a research proposal for Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB), Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) or Programme Development Grants (PDG) Programmes.

Mr Ben Morgan, Assistant Director of RfPB, and Professor Paul Little, Director of PGfAR, will both speak about how to apply to their respective programmes, including offering advice, hints and tips, and answering questions from applicants.

This is a great chance to get expert support and advice from those who know what makes a successful application.

Date: 25 August 2016

Time: 09:30 to 16:45

Further Information

MRC - Methods for clinical trials

Friday, 29 July 2016 09:46

The MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research has recently updated its guidance pack on methods for clinical trials. Updates include new recommendations for maximising the impact of qualitative research in feasibility studies and issues to consider during the design of surgical trials. View the new guidance pack. This may be helpful for those participating in the perianal Crohn’s Disease research outcomes project.

The role of Clinical Trials Units in developing an NIHR funding application

Friday, 29 July 2016 09:34

The NIHR has now produced a video highlighting the role that Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) play in developing an NIHR funding application, explaining both the role and benefits of working with CTUs.

Watch the video.

NIHR support for producing complex reviews

Friday, 29 July 2016 09:22

A new service offering specialist expert advice for those producing complex systematic reviews is now available. It can provide advice on methodological fields such as Diagnostic Test Accuracy, Economic Evaluations or Network Meta-Analysis.

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