• RDS Bid Development Workshop

    16 February 2015

    Takeley, Essex

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running a Bid Development Workshop designed for clients whose research proposal is at the first or second draft stage.  Participants should be the principal investigator and/or one other member of the team. This is a full day where participants are expected to give a presentation summarising their research proposal to a panel of RDS advisers and specialists after which tables with teams of specialists such as health economists, statisticians and public involvement advisers will be available for the participating research teams to consult on different aspects of their bid. Proposals should be sent to your key adviser in advance of the workshops by dates stated below, priority will be given to those bids nearest to completion.  There are a maximum of 5 places per workshop.

    The next Bid Development Workshop takes place at Takeley, Essex on 25 March 2015. Find out more.

  • Introduction to NIHR funding: two-day workshops

    16 February 2015

    Cambridge and Colchester

    12 March 2015 and 18 March 2015.
    Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Cambridge.

    10 June 2015 and 17 June 2015.
    University of Essex, Colchester.

    In this set of two full-day interactive workshops from our Research Design Service (RDS) we look at the most important aspects of putting together an application for research funding. Our work over these two days is focused on our various funding streams with the aim helping participants develop the skills they need to put together a high quality research bid with a genuine chance of success in a highly competitive field. 

    These workshops are designed for novice bidders who have not applied to us for research funding before. There are 20 places per workshop, total cost £100 for the two days. Find out more.

  • NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Oxford to host UK Diagnostics Forum 2015

    25 February 2015


    The 4th annual UK Diagnostics Forum 2015 will be held on 19-20 May 2015 at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

    Organised by the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Oxford, in collaboration with NICE, Innovate UK and the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA), this is a meeting of industry, academia and healthcare developing ways to facilitate the utilisation and adoption of innovative tests through good quality evidence.

    Registration for this event is now live. Find out more.

  • Health Protection Research Unit PPI/E event

    05 March 2015

    W12 Conference Centre, Hammersmith Hospital

    A joint PPI/E event is being held by the three Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs) at Imperial College in London. The event is open to members of the public, researchers, healthcare professionals or anyone else with an interest. To find out more or to book a place please email:

  • Human Factors in Extremis: Capturing the lessons of the frontline - open seminar

    06 March 2015

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

    The last decade has seen unprecedented improvements in the management of battlefield trauma. A major reason for this has been the attention to communication, followership, simulation and team training so that professionals can continue to perform under the most austere of environments. This one day event – the ninth in our series of open seminars – will focus on the challenges of maintaining human factors under the most extreme circumstances. There will be opportunity to network and make contact with policy makers, practitioners and clinicians. 

    More information and registration. A copy of the provisional programme can be downloaded below.

    The seminar is organised jointly by the Clinical Human Factors Group, the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) and the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.