Date: 12 October 2017
The NIHR is running a survey aimed at charities working in healthcare, social care or both to establish how much they know about ways to work with the NIHR and what they want from collaborations.
The survey results will be used to understand how to make it easier for charities to collaborate with NIHR Research Programmes, Research Schools and Units, Infrastructure and Faculty on shared areas of interest.
Charities are key collaborators in the UK health and care system, supporting applied research to develop new interventions and delivering patient services in both NHS and non-NHS settings.
The NIHR wants to increase its engagement with charities across the innovation landscape, from early stage clinical research through to the evaluation of new products and services for patient benefit.
Collaborating with the NIHR can help charities move their research mission closer to patient benefit and secure wider recognition of their expertise, as well as provide access to expertise, facilities and training for delivering clinical research.
Charities can collaborate financially with the NIHR, such as by co-funding research, or non-financially by shaping NIHR research priorities, for example determining the scope of funding calls and reviewing research proposals, and through knowledge dissemination activities.
NIHR’s survey aims to understand current levels of awareness among charities of NIHR Programmes, Research Schools and Units, Infrastructure and Faculty. It also asks how charities engage with NIHR at present and whether some proposed future ideas would be beneficial to increase engagement.
All charities working in the health and/or social care are welcome to take part in the survey, and more than one person per charity can respond.
The survey opens today and closes at 5pm Thursday 7 December.
Guidance on completing the survey is available on the NIHR website.
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