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Closing date: 21 May 2021

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Advisory Board members - NIHR Open Research

The NIHR is recruiting researchers and public contributors to join the Advisory Board for the NIHR Open Research publishing platform.

In 2020, NIHR Open Research was launched to contribute to the NIHR commitment to ensure that the research we fund is published in full, complementing the NIHR Journals Library and supporting the NIHR Open Access Policy.

The Advisory Board will consist of 12 Advisors, with half of them being appointed as representatives from key stakeholders and half being researchers/public contributors recruited through this open process.

Candidate specification

The researchers will come from the wide range of fields likely to be publishing on the platform (e.g., public health, clinical evaluation, health services, social care, research data etc) and have an interest in open access and improving the way research findings are disseminated. Aiming to capture varied views from the research community we expect at least one of the researchers to be at an early stage of their career.

Ideally, the two public contributors will have had some involvement in research, for example, as research participants, as part of a research team, through involvement in the funding review process and/or as evidence users.

Read more about the opportunity in the role description.

How to apply

To apply please provide by email a short statement (up to 300 words) to explaining why you would be suitable for these roles. We would be especially interested in hearing about:

  • Your commitment to ensuring that NIHR research is published in full
  • Any past experience you have in health and care research including involvement in research studies or the funding review process
  • Any past experience you have in scientific research publishing or editorial roles
  • For researchers - Your fields/types of research interest including any expertise in sharing research data

It is vital that all patients and communities are able to access health research; ensuring that NIHR Groups represent all populations we serve is one way we seek to achieve this goal. We aim to attract a diverse community from a broad range of cultures, ethnicities, and beliefs. We welcome applications from individuals representing groups that are currently under-served by health research, this includes minority ethnic groups, working class groups, communities experiencing poverty and working age adults.

The closing date for applications is 21 May 2021. After the closing date, NIHR will assess all applications received against the criteria set out above and confirm decision outcomes with applicants.

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