Research News

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.

Updated focus for EME (Efficacy and Mechanisms Evaluation Funding Programme)

Friday, 29 July 2016 09:18

In support of a new joint MRC-NIHR vision for the EME Programme, the EME remit has been updated. The changes focus on opportunities to strengthen the programme’s ability to foster new approaches that will help to drive faster translation to patient benefit. Alongside this, based on researcher feedback, we have also added a number of examples on our website to provide greater clarity about proof of concept for EME applications.

The Health Research Authority (HRA) e-learning training resources

Monday, 18 July 2016 08:13

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has now made available e-learning training resources to support applicants and sponsors applying for HRA Approval. These complement slide sets, leaflets and webinar recordings published previously. HRA Approval was fully implemented on 31 March 2016 and is now the route for applying for approvals for all project-based research in the NHS led from England: portfolio, non-portfolio, commercial and non-commercial, those requiring review by an NHS REC and also those not requiring NHS REC review. HRA Approval does not apply to Research Tissue Banks, Research Databases and studies taking place only in non-NHS sites. Any queries or comments should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Latest version of the James Lind Alliance Guidebook published

Monday, 18 July 2016 08:07

The JLA Guidebook has been fully updated. Published in February 2016, Version 6 of the Guidebook has been condensed and revised to take account of learning from PSPs (priority-setting partnerships) over the last few years. The Guidebook is a step-by-step guide to what’s involved in the JLA priority setting process and it is essential reading for anyone wanting to run a PSP. Read the full article on their website.

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