NIHR – News and Research

NIHR launches £56 million new funding competition for public health research – The NIHR has launched a new funding competition to allocate up to £56 million of funding over 5 years to public health research. The competition will award funding from the Department of Health and Social Care to 14 NIHR Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs) – partnerships between academic institutions and Public Health England (PHE). These new units will act as centres of excellence in multidisciplinary health protection research in England.

We need your help so more can people be part of research – The UK Clinical Trials Gateway makes it possible for anyone to find research studies and get involved. We’re making improvements to the service, but we need your help to make it the best it can be. Through online surveys and face-to-face sessions we want to hear your views as our new website develops. Sign up to take part

Mental health stigma worse in London and south of England – New research from the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre suggests that people living in London and the south of England have more negative attitudes towards mental health problems than those in other areas of the country.

Hold the date: intellectual property webinar for researchers – This webinar will provide an introduction to intellectual property (IP) to help researchers understand how NIHR approaches IP issues when contracting, monitoring and reviewing requests to commercialise the IP.   12-1pm, Wednesday 27 March

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About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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