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Webinar: NIHR Incubator for Methodology: Designing health research using routine data

Date: 07 December 2020
Time: 14:00 to 16:00
Location: Online

Find out how routine data can be safely and rigorously used to address important questions in applied health research.

This two-hour webinar, organised by the NIHR Incubator for Methodology, is aimed at people from different academic and professional backgrounds, and will be looking at the ‘evidence’ of a gap in capacity development for people interested in ‘designing health research using routine data’.

It will consider evidence from three perspectives. The first from an NIHR selection committee member when reviewing funding applications, and the Research Design Service who provide or signpost expert methodological advice.

The second perspective will be from a computer scientist and applied health researcher on why high-quality applications to the NIHR depend on researchers understanding that science and IT are inseparable from legal and governance considerations when using routine data.

The final perspective will consider possible ways forward and discuss how capacity development of would-be NIHR researchers in this area, especially would-be methods and design experts, is an important gap in current provision.

You should attend to find out how:

  • using routine data for health research purposes needs more planning and preparation than most people think – but it can be done
  • multidisciplinary groups which include research methods expertise can design projects that use routine data to answer important health questions not answerable by other means
  • people with varied academic backgrounds can develop careers in this area, but capacity development initiatives will need to take the different kinds of expertise gaps into account.

Register here.

Who should attend this webinar?

People from different academic and professional backgrounds considering whether and how routine data could be safely and rigorously used to address important questions in applied health research.

This webinar will be presented by:

  • Professor Jenny Hewison, Professor of the Psychology of Healthcare (Introduction), University of Leeds
  • Professor David Cottrell, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Leeds and Co-Chair NIHR Academy, Advanced Fellowship Panel
  • Dr Janine Bestall, Senior Research Fellow in Applied Health Research, University of Leeds and Deputy Director, NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Dr Chris Smith, Senior Research Fellow in Applied Health Research, University of Leeds
  • Dr Thomas Monks, Associate Professor of Health Data Science, University of Exeter