NIHR News

£58.7 million funding boost for research to protect the health of the nation
NIHR has announced a £58.7 million research investment to protect the public from health threats such as antimicrobial resistance, air pollution and infectious diseases. The 14 new NIHR Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs) will fund high quality research that enhances the ability of Public Health England to use innovative techniques to protect the public’s health and minimise the health impact of emergencies. Read more

NIHR joins colleagues to improve UK research culture
Results of a survey of over 4,000 researchers, published by Wellcome Trust, have revealed high levels of stress and insecurity with many researchers experiencing long hours and aggressive working conditions. The NIHR has a number of activities underway which will help tackle this challenge, including implementation of an equality, diversity and inclusion plan. Read more

New funding opportunity seeks to build clinical trials experience of researchers

NIHR welcomes AMS report calling for NHS research to be protected and enhanced

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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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