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DH Policy Research Programme - Call for Applications

Closing date: 11 October 2016 Publish date: 06 September 2016

The Department of Health Policy Research Programme invites applications in the following areas: 

  •  Call 1: Research call on Operational Research for Infectious Disease
  • Call 2: Vaccine evaluation research – To inform decision making on the national vaccination and immunisation programme (cost effectiveness, safety, schedules and policy) 
  • Call 3: vCJD research to inform health protection policy and measures 
  • Call 4: Benefits of General Practices offering patients access to test results.


Please visit the Policy Research Programme Central Commissioning Facility website at www.prp-ccf.org.uk to access the research specifications, application form, guidance notes and close dates for the above calls.

 

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Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 01 November 2016 Publish date: 12 July 2016

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting applications to their commissioned workstream for the following topics:

16/71 - Difficult to Treat Severe Asthma

16/70 - Non-Rheumatoid Arthritides

16/67 - Mechanisms of action of health interventions

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 1 November 2016.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/eme-commissioned

EME Programme Commissioned funding opportunities

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 01 November 2016 Publish date: 12 July 2016

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting applications to its researcher-led work stream as follows:

16/68 - EME Researcher Led

Applications are sought for research into interventions that are based or used by the NHS and its partners. This document provides the detailed call specification for applications to the EME researcher-led workstream. Applicants should note:

1. applications should focus on establishing efficacy of an intervention;
2. proof of concept in humans for the intervention already needs to be established and should be clearly demonstrated in the application;
3. applications may include embedded mechanistic evaluations, however, stand-alone mechanistic studies are excluded from this call;
4. applications may investigate novel or repurposed interventions and tests;
5. the discovery of new biomarkers is excluded from this call;
6. studies involving incremental or minor improvements to existing technologies are excluded from this call.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2016, by 1pm.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/eme-researcher-led

EME Researcher-led workstream

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 01 November 2016 Publish date: 25 May 2016

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting applications for the following topic in their commissioned work stream:

16/61 Evaluation of new surgical procedures through the use of novel study designs

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 1 November 2016.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/eme-commissioned 


Research for Patient Benefit Programme Competition 31 - invitation for applications

Closing date: 23 November 2016 Publish date: 30 August 2016

The NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme invites research proposals which are related to the day-to-day practice of health service staff and is concerned with having an impact on the health or well-being of patients and users of the NHS. As a responsive rather than a commissioning programme, RfPB does not seek to name specific topic areas and welcomes applications on a wide range of issues and aims to fund high quality research that will be directed at achieving benefit for users of the NHS in England. The programme supports applications which are regionally derived and applications which have emerged from interaction with patients and the public, which relate to patient and service user experience, and which have been drawn up in association with a relevant group of service users.

The closing date for applications is 23 November 2016.

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Health Technology Assessment Programme - Researcher -led call

Closing date: 30 November 2016 Publish date: 11 August 2016

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting applications to their researcher-led workstream as follows:

16/111 - Researcher - led, Expression of Interest to Full proposal

16/110: Researcher - led, Evidence Synthesis Full

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 30 November 2016.

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hta-researcher-led

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Public Health Research Programme -Commissioned call

Closing date: 05 December 2016 Publish date: 27 April 2016

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting outline applications to their commissioned workstream for the following topics:

16/39 Mid-life and physical exercise

16/40 Preventing road injuries

16/41 Sedentary behaviour

16/50 Sun exposure

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 5 December 2016.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/phr-commissioned 

Public Health Research Programme Commissioned funding opportunities

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 12 January 2017 Publish date: 29 September 2016

The Health Services and Delivery Research Programme are accepting applications to their commissioned workstream as follows:

16/117 - The effectiveness of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs)

16/118 - Medicines optimisation in patients with polypharmacy in primary care settings

The closing date for applications is 12 January 2017, by 1pm

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hsdr-commissioned

HS&DR Programme Commissioned funding opportunities

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 19 January 2017 Publish date: 13 September 2016

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is accepting applications to their researcher-led workstream as follows:

16/116 - Researcher-led (standard)

16/115 - Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 19 January 2017.

For more information and to apply please visit www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hsdr-researcher-led

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Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 07 February 2017 Publish date: 22 July 2016

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting applications on the following commissioning brief, in the area of primary research:

16/109 - Reduced fluid resuscitation regimen for burn injuries

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 7 February 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hta-commissioned

Health Technology Assessment Programme Commissioned funding opportunity

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 07 February 2017 Publish date: 21 July 2016

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting applications on the following commissioning briefs, in the area of primary research:

16/78 Timing of defibulation surgery for women who have undergone female genital mutilation

16/89 Interventions for small bowel Crohn's disease

16/91 Take home naloxone for opiate overdose

16/92 The role of prophylactic antibiotics for botulinum toxin A injections for overactive bladder

16/93 Alpha-2 agonists for sedation in critical care

16/94 Gastric residual volume measurement in mechanically ventilated infants and children

16/95 Management of sexual dysfunction associated with antipsychotic drug therapy

16/96 Standardised diagnostic assessment tool as an adjunct to clinical practice in child and adolescent mental health services

16/97 Antipsychotics for anorexia nervosa

16/98 Down-titration of alendronate dosage

16/99 Primary prevention of variceal bleeding in patients with liver cirrhosis

16/100 Stem cell transplant in adults with severe sickle cell disease

16/101 De-escalation techniques and the use of restrictive interventions in adult mental health units

16/102 Understanding the impact of noisy breathing on carer distress and the use of antimuscarinic drugs at the end of life

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 7 February 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hta-commissioned

Health Technology Assessment Programme commissioned calls

Research Commissioning and Management Facilities – Invitation to Tender

Closing date: 31 December 2099 Publish date: 09 June 2016

The Department of Health is starting the procurement process for suppliers to provide the following research commissioning and management facilities from April 2018:

  • NIHR Evaluations, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

  • Central Commissioning Facility (CCF)

  • NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI)

The Department will be holding a Supplier Information Event on Wednesday 6th July at The Wesley, Euston House, 81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ. Further information can be found within the Prior Information Notice