How to use the MIS

This page provides a quick guide to using the NETSCC MIS. Please follow the instructions below for:

If you are a current research applicant, external reviewer or chief investigator, you will need to use the NETSCC MIS to undertake tasks such as submitting and reviewing applications and submitting documents for funded projects.

If you are a Board or Panel member we will send you detailed instructions on using the NETSCC MIS, shortly before you need to use it for the first time to access your meeting papers.

New research applicants

  • Use the information on our websites to check that your proposal falls within the remits of our programmes and to plan your proposal
  • Then click on the Apply Now button for the call you are interested in
  • Log-in to the NETSCC MIS using the user name and password we have sent you (or register as a new user)
  • You will be taken to the relevant call
  • You can now complete your application using the NIHR Standard Application Form. The form is different from the one you may have used for previous applications so please familiarise yourself with the form before completing it. You can see an example of the form here
  • If your application includes co-applicants, you cannot submit your application until we have received your form and sent an email to the co-applicants asking them to complete their section – you must allow them time to do this before the closing date for the call
  • There is comprehensive online support available as you complete the form – click on the instructions link at the top of the screen
  • You can also click to access the detailed Guidance Notes for the call
  • If you need further help or support use the contact details at the bottom of the application form pages.

Current research applicants (if you have been successfully shortlisted)

  • Log-in to the NETSCC MIS using the user name and password we have sent you
  • You will then be taken to your home page where you will see a task called 'Submit Full Application' asking you to submit a full application
  • Click on the task, which will take you to the NIHR Standard Application Form to complete your application. The form is different from the one you may have used for previous applications so please familiarise yourself with in before submitting it You can see an example of the form here
  • If your application includes co-applicants, you cannot submit your application until we have received your form and sent an email to the co-applicants asking them to complete their section – you must allow them time to do this before the closing date for the call
  • Some of the form will have been pre-filled from your original application
  • There is comprehensive online support available as you complete the form.

External reviewers

  • Log-in to the NETSCC MIS using your user name and password
  • On the next screen, click on My Tasks
  • You will then see a task called 'Respond to External Review Request' asking you to accept or decline the invitation
  • Click on the task to accept or decline
  • If you accept the invitation, and we would like you to provide the review, we will send you another email when the proposal is ready to be reviewed
  • When you receive this email, log-in to the NETSCC MIS, as above
  • You will then see a task called 'Complete External Review Comments'
  • Click on the task to access the proposal and provide your review
  • If you need further help or support use the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Chief Investigators of funded projects

  • Log-in to the NETSCC MIS using your user name and password
  • On the next screen, click on My Tasks
  • You will then see a list of your tasks
  • Click on the task that you want to complete and fill in the screens to send the information we have asked you for
  • If you need further help or support use the contact details at the bottom of the page.

If you need to create and complete a task:

We recognise that you may want to send us information about your project (such as a project output notification or a protocol change request) without us requesting it from you. To do this, you need to create and complete a task, as follows:

  • Log-in to the NETSCC MIS using your user name and password
  • On the next screen, click on My Projects
  • You will then see a list of your projects
  • Click on the relevant project
  • You will see a list of possible tasks
  • Click on the relevant task from the drop down list and fill in the screens to send us the information
  • If you need further help or support use the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively you can contact your NETSCC Programme Manager who will be able to help you.