Shaping the future of research
Monday, 27 February 2017 10:57
NIHR Medical Director Nick Lemoine forwarded a letter from Chief Scientific Advisor Chris Whitty and Director of Science, Evidence and Research, Louise Wood. He said they "wish to see more clinical and public health research conducted in the areas of the country and communities with the highest need. They also highlight the importance of research in primary care, public health and social care and urge more to be done in these domains. There are also observations about the interface with the life sciences industry in this country, and the need to ensure that researcher training is fit for future purpose." Please read their letter for full details.
NIHR Grant Applications - seminar & support event
Monday, 27 February 2017 10:08
Are you planning to submit a grant application to NIHR? The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) is holding a one-day event aimed at helping you to improve your chances of success. The morning seminar session is open to anyone to come and hear Simon Goodwin, RfPB Programme Manager for the South West, and RDS advisers give presentations on what makes a good grant proposal. The afternoon support session of one-to-one appointments is for those who would like to discuss their own proposal with Simon and/or an RDS adviser. Events are taking place from 10:30-16:00 on 27 April 2017 in Bristol and on 28 June 2017 in Bournemouth. Find out more.
METRIC Study closed for recruitment - add-on study funded
Friday, 24 February 2017 10:15
The NIHR HTA funded Metric study (MR Enterography or ulTRasound In Crohn’s disease; “Diagnostic accuracy for the extent and activity of newly diagnosed and relapsed Crohn’s disease: a multicentre prospective comparison of magnetic resonance enterography and small bowel ultrasound compared to a reference standard in those aged 16 and over”) has closed to recruitment; data collection and analysis are underway. The research team led by Prof Stuart Taylor and Dr Andrew Plumb were successful in securing £358,183 funding from the HTA for an add on study (MRI enterography as a predictor of disabling disease in newly diagnosed Crohn's disease) to develop a prognostic model for future disabling disease in those newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease. In particular, the group will investigate whether findings on MR enterography at diagnosis are predictive of a worse long-term outcome, over and above existing prognostic markers. Co-investigators: Ailsa Hart, Andrew Plumb, Gauraang Bhatnagar, Nicola Muirhead, John Hamlin, Stuart Bloom, Susan Mallett, Ilan Jacobs, Susan Tebbs, Simon Travis, Stephen Morris, Steve Halligan.
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