NIHR to consider previous trial transparency in funding bids

Researchers could be denied clinical research funding from the National Institute for Health Research if they have not published the results of their previous clinical trials in a timely manner.

See more at: https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/uk/politics/2019/5/NIHR-to-consider-previous-trial-transparency-in-funding-bids.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalNewsDailyUpdate_2019-05-22#sthash.TeRcsSCt.dpuf

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Department for Transport and National Institute for Health Research have updated their Areas of Research Interest

The ‘Areas of Research Interests’(ARIs) are documents setting out the key research questions for government departments. They include information on departmental research systems, research and data publication policies and research and development strategies.

Department of Health and Social Care – National Institute for Health Research

  1. Antimicrobial resistance
  2. Drugs, diagnostics and medical equipment for elderly patients
  3. Lifestyle diseases, diabetes and obesity
  4. Mental health, dementia
  5. Minimising medical errors
  6. Personalised and stratified medicine
  7. Vaccines and drugs for the world’s infectious diseases

Department for Transport

  1. The Energy, Technology and Innovation (ETI) research programme supports DfT’s objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from UK transport
    1. Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
    2. Low Carbon Fuels (LCF)
    3. Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV)
    4. International Vehicle Standards
    5. Environment Strategy
  2. Transport Security, Resilience and Response (TSRR) research is targeted to enable the Department to reduce the risk to transport infrastructure, networks and the travelling public.
    1. Counter-Terrorism
    2. Cyber Security
    3. Resilience and Natural Hazards/Civil Contingencies
  3. Analysis and Science (ASD) occupies a unique, central position in the Department providing scientific and analytical support to teams across the Department, ensuring that the evidence on which the Department takes decisions is robust.
    1. Transport Appraisal and Strategic Modelling
    2. Department for Transport’s Office for Science
    3. Social and Behavioural Research
    4. Evaluation Centre of Excellence
  4. Rail research programme is focused on delivering the evidence to support the Secretary of State’s vision for the railways, including plans to end the operational divide between track and train and an evolution of the franchising system.
    1. Rail Analysis
    2. Major Projects
    3. Passenger Services
    4. Rail Strategy, Security and One Railway
  5. High Speed and Major Rail Projects – The research programme complements analytical activities in DfT and HS2 Ltd in ensuring that robust evidence and analysis informs key programme decisions. Research will focus on supporting major programme milestones and will support longer-term policy development work in preparation of the end state railway
  6. Strategic Roads, Economics and Statistics research supports responsibilities in overseeing and sponsoring the governance and activities of Highways England as well as tackling congestion and helping shape future Road Investment Strategies (RIS) for the Strategic Road Network.
    1. RIS Futures
    2. Roads Economics, Modelling and Evaluation
    3. Statistics Road and Freight
  7. Road Safety Standards and Services research supports the development and implementation of policy across a broad range of areas from road safety to efficiency of road freight.
    1. Road User Licensing, Insurance and Safety (RULIS)
    2. Dangerous Goods
    3. Freight, Operator Licensing and Roadworthiness
    4. Traffic and Technology
  8. Local Transport is responsible for policy around bus and taxi services, local roads, walking and cycling. It aims to support the delivery of key programmes and policies to deliver better local transport for the country. It supports the improvement of local infrastructure’s accessibility and usability for all users, the boosting of bus usage and encouraging active commuting.
    1. Buses and Taxis
    2. Local Infrastructure
    3. Active Accessible Travel
  9. Aviation research programme supports delivery of a safe, secure, sustainable aviation sector that meets the needs of the consumer.
    1. Aviation Strategy
    2. Airport Capacity
    3. Environmental Impacts
    4. Cross-cutting Research
  10. Maritime
    1. Strategic vision
    2. Ports modelling
    3. Reducing emissions and improving air quality
    4. Waterlogged munitions
    5. Maritime resilience
    6. Regulation and European Union Exit
    7. Maritime regulation
    8. Statistical analysis
  11. Communications research programme helps to support Departmental objectives of raising awareness and understanding of policies and programmes, changing behaviour to benefit individuals or society, and informing and reassuring the public during a crisis and promotes the UK transport sector internationally
    1. THINK! campaign tracking
    2. EU exit campaign tracking
    3. Creative testing
    4. Qualitative testing
    5. Annual stakeholder survey
    6. Social media listening
    7. Surveys

To access more ARI please see previous posts:

If you wish to provide feedback or respond to ARI please use the contact details provided in ARI document.

To review open calls for evidence from Parliament please visit: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/inquiries-a-z/current-open-calls-for-evidence/

To support the development of POSTnotes please visit: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/work-programme/planned-work/

For more information on engaging with Parliament visit: ‘Research impact at the UK Parliament’

If you would like any support looking for calls, preparing research proposals, please contact Research@edgehill.ac.uk

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Pre-call announcement: UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grants

The UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grants.

https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/uk-canada/uk-canada-diabetes-research-team-grants/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Research networking call on changing landscapes – decision making framework for UK landscapes and land assets

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, as part of UK Research and Innovation, invites applications for its research networking call on changing landscapes – decision making framework for UK landscapes and land assets. This supports the development of research networking proposals that explore and develop the important and distinctive contributions that arts and humanities research can make to cross-disciplinary, collaborative research exploring ways in which decisions are made about the future of landscapes and land assets in the UK. Applications are invited that seek to develop capabilities, dialogue, collaborations or partnerships to inform decision-making about landscape, land-use and land assets. They must cut across disciplinary boundaries as well as the boundaries between academia and stakeholder groups with an interest in decision-making about landscapes. Landscape in this context is defined as part of the land, as perceived by local people or visitors, which evolves through time as a result of being acted upon by natural forces and human beings.

https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/spf-landscape-decisions-towards-a-new-framework-for-using-land-assets-research-networking-and-follow-on-funding-highlight-notices/

 

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BBSRC Industrial partnership awards

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for its industrial partnership awards. These support academic-led research projects where industrial partners contribute in cash funding.

https://bbsrc.ukri.org/funding/filter/industrial-partnership-awards/

 

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Latest NIHR RDS NW e-bulletin May 2019

RDS NW May 2019 e-bulletin New

In this issue:

  • RDS NW Events,
  • RDS Blog: Making an impact with your research,
  • BePartofResearch – International Clinical Trials Day,
  • Health Economic Evidence Resource,
  • Funding opportunities, events and approaching funding deadlines.

Download the May 2019 e-bulletin here.

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Public health research programme – continuing priority research topics of interest: 19/57

The National Institute for Health Research, under its public health research programme, invites stage 1 applications for its continuing priority research topics of interest commissioned call. This supports research in previously advertised research areas that represent enduring gaps in the NIHR portfolio and lack high quality research. Applications are invited in the following focus areas:

  • choice architecture;
  • health improvement interventions for offender or ex-offenders;
  • health improvement for gay, bisexual, transgender and men who have sex with men;
  • promoting healthy eating in minority ethnic groups;
  • mid-life and physical exercise;
  • sun exposure;
  • age-friendly environments;
  • health and wellbeing for older employees in the workplace;
  • promoting independence in older people;
  • household or community resources;
  • enabling people to live well with dementia;
  • gang violence and gang related harms to health

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-opportunities/1957-continuing-priority-research-topics-of-interest-to-the-phr-programme/11177

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Government promises clarity on underwriting EU grants

The UK government has confirmed that it is developing guidance on how its guarantee to underwrite successful Horizon 2020 bids will be delivered in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

See more at: https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/uk/politics/whitehall/2019/5/Government-promises-clarity-on-underwriting-EU-grants.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalNewsDailyUpdate_2019-05-03#sthash.RkLJDj6C.dpuf

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Intellectual Property for Research Workshops

Vitae and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) are partnering on the development of ‘IP for Research’ workshops. These workshops are aimed at doctoral candidates and researchers and will cover:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Design Rights

Sessions are being held:

Belfast
Date: Thursday 30 May 2019
Hosted by: Queens University Belfast

Liverpool
Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019
Hosted by: Liverpool John Moores University

North London (Fully booked)
Date: Tuesday 28 May 2019
Hosted by: Royal Veterinary College

Southampton
Date: Thursday 9 May 2019
Hosted by: University of Southampton

For more information and to book a free place please visit https://www.vitae.ac.uk/events/ip-for-research-pilot-workshops

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Cabinet Office have updated their Areas of Research Interest

The ‘Areas of Research Interests’(ARIs) are documents setting out the key research questions for government departments. They include information on departmental research systems, research and data publication policies and research and development strategies.

Cabinet Office Areas of Research Interest 2019

a) Public services

Context: The most difficult challenges faced by our public services are complex and cross-cutting. Increasing efficiency alone will not be enough to tackle these challenges, nor for public services to keep pace with the continuing pressures they face to do more with less.

To that end, areas of research interest focus on better understanding the challenges and opportunities in the delivery of public services in the future, including the demand for the public services, making more effective use of data, reducing ethnic disparities and being more diverse and inclusive, and the level of productivity in the public sector.

b) Civil Service

Context: Our ambition is to be A Brilliant Civil Service that helps to keep the United Kingdom prosperous and secure, supporting the government we serve in implementing their commitments and delivering high quality services for the public. The Cabinet Secretary has prioritised improving “the capability of the Civil Service itself and the wider public service”1, noting the importance of “our diversity and inclusion agenda, building our capabilities in digital and commercial, and ensuring that our systems join up.”2 A particular focus of this priority is “trying to ensure that the horizontal mechanisms we have across a government that is inevitably organised vertically are as strong and effective as possible.”3

To that end, areas of research interest focus on understanding how we can strengthen and transform the Civil Service as an organisation so that it can tackle current and future challenges and opportunities such as diversity and inclusion, staff engagement, rewarding and retaining talents, and career paths, more effectively.

c) Digital innovation

Context: Aim is to support government and other public sector organisations in finding and exploiting emerging technologies and other innovative solutions to operational service and policy delivery challenges.

d) Electoral registration and electoral systems

Context: Aim is to deliver electoral registration and electoral systems that are efficient, inclusive, and that work for all.

e) UK governance and devolution

Context: The process of EU Exit presents important challenges for UK governance. We work to ensure that we have the right governance in place to support the UK government and devolved administrations.

f) Measuring and responding to security threats faced by the UK

Context: The world is changing rapidly and we continue to see long-term shifts in the balance of global and military power, increasing competition between states as well as the threat from non-state actors. The challenges have become more complex and intertwined. We are inviting research organisations to consider our latest research interests in measuring and responding to security threats in a way that is evidence-led.

g) Adapting to a changing security environment

Context: The challenges have become more complex, intertwined and dangerous as the world has become more uncertain and volatile. Domestic, overseas and online threats are increasingly integrated as adversaries develop capabilities and exploit vulnerabilities across borders and between the cyber and physical worlds. We are seeking research to help Government adapt to a changing security environment based on research and evidence

h) The role of multilateral institutions in maintaining the security of the UK

Context: Domestic, overseas and online threats are increasingly integrated as adversaries develop capabilities and exploit vulnerabilities across borders and between the cyber and physical worlds. Challenges driving security priorities include the erosion of the rules-based international order, making it harder to build consensus and tackle global threats. We are seeking actionable research to inform our future choices and policy direction in the role of mult-lateral institutions in maintaining the security of the UK.

i) Knowledge and information management

Context: Good Knowledge and Information Management is essential for good government. The challenges of the digital era are complex and diverse: mimicking a paper-based model is doomed to failure. We need to develop radically new tools and techniques to support enhanced sense-making for information exploitation in the near-term and better long-term preservation and management of historically important material for the long-term.

j) Delivery of major government projects

Context: Purpose is to continuously improve the way infrastructure and major projects are delivered, in order to support government priorities and improve people’s lives. We aspire to create the best performing project system of any country in the world. We measure how well the system is performing, so we can learn important lessons and continuously improve project performance over time.

To access more ARI please see previous posts:

If you wish to provide feedback or respond to ARI please use the contact details provided in ARI document.

To review open calls for evidence from Parliament please visit: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/inquiries-a-z/current-open-calls-for-evidence/

To support the development of POSTnotes please visit: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/work-programme/planned-work/

For more information on engaging with Parliament visit: ‘Research impact at the UK Parliament’

If you would like any support looking for calls, preparing research proposals, please contact Research@edgehill.ac.uk

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