Research News

Training course: Working in the CRN - Greater Manchester

Friday, 13 October 2017 13:24

An interactive training course for anyone who works in clinical research is taking place on 12 December 2017 at the Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. Taking place from 9:30 to 13:15, this course aims to further attendees' understanding of the CRN's role, impact and environment and how their own role in research relates to this.

For more information, visit the NIHR website.

Crohn's and Colitis UK releases first Research Impact Report

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 14:02

After awarding £5.2 million to research in the last 10 years, the patient information and support charity Crohn's and Colitis UK released a report on 21 September 2017. The Power of Research - 10 years of Crohn's and Colitis UK research details how the charity has awarded grants to over 80 ground-breaking research projects since 2008. You can find out more about the project from the news link and the press release.

Have your say on the future of research relevant to Living With and Beyond Cancer

Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:03

More and more people are living with the consequences of cancer and its treatment - what we have termed Living With and Beyond Cancer. But there's not enough research relevant to living with and beyond cancer.

The National Cancer Research Institute is working on a project to change this. They have opened a new survey for patients, the people who look after or have looked after them, and the professionals who work with them, to identify the most important questions that research should address.

Tell us the questions that you would like answered by research by filling out our survey and help us to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. The survey will be open until 15 October 2017. You can find out more about the project at

Recruiting study participants - definitions of terms

Friday, 25 August 2017 10:55

The NIHR has asked organisations to use the same language when speaking or writing about recruitment across organisations (for example, on websites, in reports and in award letters) in an effort to help push the pace of research supported by the NIHR. Using the agreed definition of recruitment and the other terms defined in the NIHR Minimum Data Set ensures that we all mean the same thing when referring to recruitment targets.

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