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24/55 Liver Disease (HTA Programme)

Opens

24 May 2024

Closes

13:00 on 04 September 2024

Contact

  • For help with your application contact htafunding@nihr.ac.uk
  • For more information about the funding Programme, visit the HTA Page
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Supporting Information

Please note that the Word version of the Stage 1 application form is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the online application form only, for example to see how many characters are accepted in each section and how the printed complete form is laid out. Please do not try to use this as an application form, you must apply using the online form available through the links available when calls are open. You should also refer to the application form guidance notes.

Studies within a trial or a review

  • This funding opportunity is eligible for researchers to embed a study within a trial or a review. These studies should evaluate alternative ways of undertaking a trial or a review process.

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is accepting Stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this primary research topic. In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:

Applications received by the advertised closing date will be considered at a first-stage funding committee meeting, and successful applicants will then be invited to submit a Stage 2 application. Applicants will have 8 weeks to complete and submit their Stage 2 application form, which will then be considered at the following HTA funding committee meeting. For more information, please read the call specification document.

This is a cross-programme funding opportunity, and research proposals must fall within the remit of at least one of the participating NIHR Programmes. Applications which span the remit of one or more of the participating NIHR Programmes are also welcomed. The Programmes involved in this funding opportunity are:

Studies within a trial or review

This funding opportunity is eligible for a SWAT/SWAR (study within a trial or study within a review), which can help significantly improve methodology of future research as well as the host study. Find out about the benefits of SWATs/SWARs and how to include one in your application.

Making an application 

Your application must be submitted online no later than 1pm, 4 September 2024. Applications will be considered by the HTA Funding Committee at its meeting in November 2024.

Guidance notes and supporting information for HTA Programme applications are available.

Shortlisted Stage 1 applicants will be given 8 weeks to submit a Stage 2 application. The Stage 2 application will be considered at the Funding Committee in March 2025.
Applications received electronically after 1pm on the due date will not be considered.

For commissioned topics, the Programme strongly discourages the practice of the same co-applicant joining more than one competing team. There may be unusual circumstances where the same person could be included on more than on application, for example, a lead from a named charity or a unique national expert in a condition.

For such exceptions, each application needs to state the case as to why the same person is included. The shared co-applicant should not divulge application details between teams, and both teams should acknowledge in their application that they are aware of the situation, and that study details have not been shared.

Should you have any queries please contact us via email: htagb@nihr.ac.uk.