Events

  • People Are Messy: A new play about patient and public involvement in research

    10 February 2016

    Oxford

    The NIHR Oxford BRC have commissioned People Are Messy, by award-winning playwright Judith Johnson, launching this February. Jointly supported by the BRC and a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, the play was devised and produced by Theatre of Debate, and is primarily aimed at engaging young people aged 14+ in an informed debate about the practical, ethical and social issues around decision-making and health research

    Two free, public performances, on 10 and 12 February 2016, will be staged in the middle of the play’s first national schools’ tour, where it is supporting the achievement of attainment targets for Key Stage 3 and 4 across Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, Biology, Citizenship, Science, 21st Century Science, English, Drama, Maths and Religious Studies.

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  • Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme: information events

    11 February 2016

    Liverpool, Cambridge, London, Durham, Leeds, Exeter

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running a series of information events which offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of our renewed RfPB programme. These events are aimed at health researchers and will provide information about the changes to the programme and the types of proposals that we are keen to encourage. 

    Colleagues who are involved in costing research proposals are also welcome to attend the events, which will include discussion about the need for accurate costing of proposals at both application stages under the new RfPB application process.

    These events will not be a forum for detailed methodological discussions, but there will be opportunity to network with presenters, RDS advisers and other delegates.

    Find out more.

     

  • RDS Workshop - from Research Idea to Funding Application: getting your grant proposal together

    23 February 2016

    Leeds

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running a workshop for researchers and health professionals who want to develop and submit an NIHR research funding application. Preparing a good application takes time. This workshop will illustrate the application process and will help you to focus your ideas and efforts to produce a strong application. Find out more.

  • NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands Showcase event

    25 February 2016

    Thistle Hotel, East Midlands Airport

    The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands will be hosting an interactive showcase of health and social care innovation from the NHS, HEIs and industry across the East Midlands.

    This event is aimed at NHS Clinicians, Operational or Strategic Managers, Commissioners, those who work in industry, the voluntary sector, social care and public health research. It will showcase how the East Midlands NHS, HEIs and industry are working together to: 

    •  support transformational healthcare to develop services
    •  enhance patient experience
    •  improve clinical outcomes
    •  secure value for money
    •  deliver the best evidence-based care
    •  address health inequalities.

    Find out more.

     

  • NIHR SRMRC Dissemination & Networking Day

    11 March 2016

    Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

    Professor Ian Roberts, MB BCh FRCP FPH, will be the keynote speaker at the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) Dissemination and Networking Day on Friday, 11 March, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), where he will talk about the importance of clinical trials in trauma care.

    Ian Roberts is Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health and co-director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

    He first trained as a paediatrician and then in epidemiology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and at McGill University, Canada.

    He established and is coordinating editor of the Cochrane Injuries Group, an international network of individuals that prepares and maintains systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injury.

    He is principal investigator of the CRASH trials, large international randomised controlled trials that seek better ways to treat seriously injured trauma patients.

    His current focus is the conduct of large scale trials of tranexamic acid in the management of acute severe bleeding. He is co-author with Phil Edwards of The Energy Glut - a book about the politics of fatness.

    The day will also feature a programme of expert talks from NIHR SRMRC researchers and collaborators on the wide-ranging work they have undertaken during the Centre’s first five years under the themes of Acute Response to Injury, Microbiology and Regenerative and Reconstructive Medicine.

    For more details and to register for the event please email ResearchSRMRC@uhb.nhs.uk.

  • RDS Grant Applications Workshop

    12 May 2016

    Taunton, Somerset

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running a free one-day Grant Applications Workshop for researchers who are developing proposals with the intention of applying for a grant. The workshop does not provide detailed training in research methodology, rather it more generally covers the full range of issues inherent in developing a successful grant application.

    Competition for research funding is fierce and the workshop aims to help participants understand how to improve their chances of success.

    The workshop will be held on Thursday 12 May 2016 at Taunton Racecourse, Taunton, Somerset. Find out more.

  • RDS Workshop - From Research Idea to Funding Application: getting your grant proposal together

    09 June 2016

    Sheffield

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running a workshop for researchers and health professionals who want to develop and submit an NIHR research funding application. Preparing a good application takes time. This workshop will illustrate the application process and will help you to focus your ideas and efforts to produce a strong application. Find out more.

  • RDS Grant Writing Retreat

    13 June 2016

    Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath.

    • Do you have a great idea for research in health or social care?
    • Would your team benefit from protected time and expert support to develop your idea into a competitive funding application?

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is offering a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals across England to attend a week-long residential Grant Writing Retreat in June 2016. The purpose of the Retreat is to give busy professionals dedicated time to rapidly progress their research idea into fundable proposals.

    Find out more.