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NIHR’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

Information for the public on COVID-19 research
NIHR’s resource for patients and the public, the Be Part of Research website, has been updated with new information and links about COVID-19 and research underway into the condition. There is information for people who are interested in taking part in studies as well as other ways that people can support the health service. Read more

£14.1 million funding announced for new COVID-19 research on treatments, vaccines and epidemiology – Twenty-one new studies into the novel coronavirus have been funded by the NIHR and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The new research projects include the first drug trial in primary care, studies on new vaccines and therapies, and research into disease transmission, behavioral interventions and policy approaches to COVID-19. Read more

National, collaborative platform launched to fast-track potential COVID-19 treatments – COVID-19 treatments could be fast-tracked through a new national clinical trial initiative involving the NIHR and its partners in industry and the government. This platform will accelerate the development of new drugs for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, reducing the time taken to set up clinical studies for new therapies from months to just weeks and helping to ease pressure on the NHS and ultimately save lives. Read more

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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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