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HTA funding opportunities

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 13:14

New funding opportunities with the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme

Researcher-led calls for funding are open all year round, with three application cut-off dates. The next closing date for applications is 1pm on Monday 6 January 2014. Application forms and all associated documents for this call are available on the HTA Programme website. Proposals deemed within remit for the current call will be assessed for their importance to the NHS in March 2014 and May 2014. Applicants will be advised as to whether they have been short-listed by mid June 2014.

Please click here for further details of funding timelines.

Health Research Authority launches new tools for researchers

Thursday, 23 May 2013 14:06

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has developed two new tools to help researchers decide whether their project would be managed as research and whether it needs to be reviewed by an NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC) for approval. Read the HRA press release for further information.

BSG gets involved in NIHR-HSC consultation

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:02

Members of the BSG's Research Committee and Clinical Studies Groups recently contributed to a consultation on the prioritisation of new technologies in gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver disease. Speaking on behalf of the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre, Louisa Hamilton, Horizon Analyst, said "Thank you very much for your assistance .... We very much appreciate your help. Please pass on my thanks to all those that helped with the work. ... If you hear of any new developments in your field in the future and think that we should consider them, please do not hesitate to let us know."

The NIHR-HSC is an academic unit which provides the Department of Health and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) with advance notice of health technologies and interventions that are likely to have a significant impact on the NHS in the next 2-3 years. Information the HSC provides also informs the future work programmes of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme and other national policy-makers.

Research Prioritisation Round Table

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:03

The NICE/AMRC/JLA Research Prioritisation Round Table took place on 28 January 2013. It gave delegates an opportunity to digest and debate the national initiatives presented. With permission from the speakers, the organisers have provided all the speaker presentations and a slide depicting the connection between the initiatives.

Sophie Petit-Zeman has also written a short piece published on the BMJ Blog.

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