NIHR Publications

NIHR Annual Report 2012/13
The National Institute for Health Research's Annual Report published on 8 November 2013, details the NIHR’s activities from April 2012 to March 2013.

A brief overview of the National Institute for Health Research
This leaflet provides an overview of the structure and work of the National Institute for Health Research.

NIHR Information Strategy
The overarching purpose of this Information Strategy is to set out how the NIHR will capture data and transform it into information and insight. The strategy will be accompanied by a wider change programme, which will ensure that the NIHR’s business processes, its people and its technologies are aligned, integrated and effective. 

Funding Opportunities Booklet
This booklet provides information about the NIHR’s research funding and career development opportunities available for researchers based in the NHS, universities, industry and other organisations concerned with health, public health and social care.

NIHR Journals Library
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the world’s first health research funder to publish comprehensive accounts of its commissioned research within its own publicly and permanently available journal series. The NIHR Journals Library comprises a suite of five open access peer-reviewed journals reporting results from a range of health research areas.

Reports published in the NIHR Journals Library provide a full account of the research project, including methods and a full description of the results. The full reports complement shorter articles submitted for publication in other peer-review journals which the NIHR actively encourages researchers to do as part of their dissemination strategy.

NIHR Trial Managers Network Guide to Efficient Trial Management
The guide has been produced by a group of volunteer TMN members and is intended as a reference tool, providing pragmatic advice and guidance to all those involved in the management of trials. It describes the process of managing clinical trials and gives an overview of the trial management framework, both legal and operational. The guide provides expert advice as well as hints, tips and references to external resources. It is aimed at both novice and experienced trial managers, and could be used as an induction tool for newly appointed staff. It will also be useful to those aspiring to pursue a career in trial management.

Research Design Service (RDS)
This leaflet describes how our Research Design Service (RDS) can support you in applying for our research funding and for other open national peer-reviewed funding programmes. RDS advisers in bases across England offer a unique breadth of experience and a proven track record in improving research applications. Advice is confidential and free of charge.

Your health records saves lives
The leaflet was developed by the UKCRC with the input of patient groups and GPs to provide information about researcher’s access to patient records. The leaflet has been distributed to over half the GP surgeries across England, Wales and Scotland. Scottish and Welsh versions of the leaflet are available on the UKCRC website.

Systematic Reviews: knowledge to support evidence-informed health and social care
This leaflet describes how theNIHR, through the UKCochrane Centre andCochrane Review Groups, the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and Health Technology Assessment Review teams, is producing and promoting high-quality research evidence to support decision making in health and social care.

NIHR: What can we do for you?
This small concertina-fold leaflet signposts the various ways the NIHR can help researchers, from funding to advice and infrastructural support.