The NIHR Academy, in partnership with five organisations, is inviting research proposals to help understand the factors that influence career progression in academic careers, particularly in relation to gender inequality.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is supportive of the aims and goals of Plan S, to make all publicly funded, peer-reviewed research publications immediately and freely Open Access to the reader.
The NIHR has awarded £2.4 million to researchers at Keele University to investigate overprescribing of opioid painkillers in primary care and improve treatment of patients with persistent pain - without the use of long-term opioids.
Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, according to an NIHR-funded study led by Queen Mary University of London.
A new project to create an online support network for people with young onset and rare dementias is one of four research projects funded as part of a £15 million research initiative by the NIHR and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to improve the lives of people living with dementia.