• RDS Grant Applications Workshop

    09 July 2015

    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 9 July 2015 at Taunton Racecourse, Taunton, Somerset. Find out more.

  • Find your voice - Demystifying research and public involvement in research

    13 July 2015


    Are you a patient, carer or member of the public who wants to find out more about key aspects of research and how you can get involved?

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running a series of five workshops that will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to get involved. All workshops are from 10am-3pm and will take place in Cambridge on 18 May, 2 June, 16 June, 26 June and 13 July 2015.

    Find out more.

  • NIHR/Wellcome Trust Cambridge CRF is holding an ideas day for younger people

    19 September 2015


    NIHR/Wellcome Trust Cambridge Clinical Research Facility is holding a day where younger people can have their say.

    This ‘ideas’ day is a chance for young people to tell researchers how to improve the way they communicate with young people and how to design research studies that will appeal to them.

    It takes place in Cambridge on Saturday 19 September 2015 from 10:00 to 15:30 and is open to young people aged eight to sixteen years old.

    To reserve your place: please e-mail

    Activities include a youth speaker from Alder Hey hospital, a professor talking about research and technology, generating ideas, design and much more.

    The day will appeal particularly to young people interested in science, medicine, marketing, communications and research. All attendees will receive a community engagement certificate and goodie bag, meet new friends and have a great day.

    Find out more

  • RfPB funded researcher to present at Manchester Suicide Bereavement conference

    24 September 2015


    Dr Sharon Mc Donnnell will be presenting findings from her RfPB funded project: The Development of a Parental Suicide Bereavement Training Pack for Health Professionals’ (PB-PG-0110 21047) at the Manchester Suicide Bereavement conference.

    The event will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre on 24 September 2015.

    Find out more and register

  • Diagnostic evidence workshop hosted by NIHR DEC Oxford

    01 October 2015


    The NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative (DEC) Oxford is hosting a two-day course on diagnostic test development, evaluation and regulation.

    This course is aimed at all professionals working on diagnostic tests including people working in industry, academia, funding and regulation. During these two days, delegates will be provided with the latest information on what evidence is needed to obtain regulatory approval, how NICE evaluates new diagnostic technology and how to collect evidence to support adoption in routine clinical practice.

    The course combines talks with hands-on activities. To stimulate interactive discussions and maximise the learning experience, the number of places for this course are limited to 25 spaces.

    Booking information