“ This report gives a considered and cohesive overview of the current state of play of data-driven technologies within the health and care system, covering everything from the local research environment to international frameworks in development” (p12 Executive Summary)
Read more here.
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The standards can be used in a variety of ways and are a really useful tool that will help R&D teams assess their involvement practice and plans for improvement.
Bookings are now open for RDF20, the 2020 Annual NHS R&D Forum Conference.
RDF20 will take place in Newcastle from the 10-12 May and we expect over 500 delegates from across health and care research to attend. Please book early to ensure your place and take advantage of the early bird rate that ends on 31st January 2020.
The Sunday night workshop and networking buffet will take place in the Crowne Plaza Newcastle and the rest of the conference is being held at Sage Gateshead. This year we are giving delegates the option to choose their conference hotel during the booking process. Make sure you read the notes for each hotel and their location before you complete your booking.
All the details are available on the conference website. All event enquiries should be directed to RDF20@delegant.co.uk
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Research but not as we know it: Managing novel methods in research symposium.
Date: 2nd March 2020
Adaptive designs are likely to become more commonplace for both sites and sponsors and so we aim to look at how we can build our confidence as a community to ensure they are able to run well in the NHS.
Keynote speakers include:
Emma Lowe: Department of Health & Social Care, Research Policy Senior Manager – Industry Relations & Growth
Dr Kirsty Wydenbach: Deputy Unit Manager / Senior Medical Assessor Clinical Trials Unit, MHRA
Joanne Plumb: Deputy Director of Research Development and Innovation: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Conduct Methodology team at MRC CTU at University College London
Professional Learning & Development
A Practical Application of Monitoring in a Health Care Setting
Date: 2nd & 3rd March 2020
Further details and booking
Local Capacity & Capability for Research
Date: 20th March
Further details and booking
Forum courses ‘in-house’
All courses on the Forum programme can be tailored to serve local needs and settings. If you would like a course delivered in your organisation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum Round Up
Forum CDA work
New Forum Contracts group
Olivia Chalwin, at the University Hospitals Southampton, has called for new members to join her in forming a new Forum Contract Leads Group. Thank you to those who have been in touch to take this group forward. Olivia can be contacted via email@example.com
New Forum Communications group
A small group for R&D communications leads is being formed to support the development of practice in this area. If you are keen to take part email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum Non-Commercial Sponsors Symposium
120 people attended the 2nd Non-commercial Sponsors Symposium. A mix of important hot topics, sharing practices on how we sponsor, and table talks to help us move sponsorship forward as a community. It was fantastic to have so many NHS, HEI and charity sponsor teams together for the day and this enabled lots of new connections to be made between colleagues.
All presentation slides are now available on our website and we have set up a new Forum LinkedIN non-commercial Sponsors community group to keep the conversations flowing.
Download the slides here
New Forum LinkedIN non-commercial sponsors community group
This is a closed group just for individuals working in sponsor teams or R&D offices that are looking to act as sponsor. The purpose is to facilitate more conversations around sponsorship, to share experience and expertise, and to address challenges together. If you are interested and keen to virtually connect with others who work in sponsorship email email@example.com for more information.
Meetings coming up in December
5th December: RCP/NIHR CRN CC/R&D Forum teleconference
5th December: ETC feedback teleconference
10th December: Research Strategy & Leadership Working Group
11th December: Research Management Working Group
12th December: Learning & development Oversight Group
13th December: RDF20 Programme Content Group
If you have something you would like us to share or discuss at these groups or with policy makers, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do you have any examples of agreements used to support home care nurses in CTIMP studies?
- Non-commercial costing templates
- Archiving processes and procedures
If so then please email them to email@example.com
New resources in REX this month include:
There are lots of new resources in REX following our symposia.
Thank you to the MRC Regulatory Support Centre for collating the following data sharing resources:
National Contract Value Review Webinar slideset
The slides from the recent webinars were issued last month and can be found here. Please refer to slides 12 and 13, which outline what Phase 2 of the project means for your organisation.
View the latest additions to the Resource Exchange here
Other News, Calls & Funding
Does your organisation host NIHR awards?
If so, then the annual Researchfish submission window will open on Monday 3 February 2020 and close at 16:00hrs on Thursday 12 March 2020.
In the current economic climate it is vital that funders have the ability to demonstrate the impact that the research they fund makes, and the NIHR is no different in this space. The NIHR uses the information submitted to Researchfish on research outputs, outcomes and impacts to understand the impact of its research and monitor progress. These data also support the NIHR in its case for continued investment in applied health research, responding to requests for information, and the building of impact case studies.
If your organisation hosts NIHR awards then you need to:
NIHR Funding Opportunities
Health and Care Research Wales Funding
New R&D staff are unaware of the NHS R&D Forum & Resources Exchange
Feedback received through the community survey and at recent symposia suggests R&D staff are unaware of the NHS R&D Forum including all the resources, help and opportunities that are available. This may be particularly true for staff members who are new in post or new to NHS R&D.
The Forum is not just for management and governance staff, it is the home for all individuals working in, with and for providers and commissioners of health and care at all levels and in all types of organisations across the UK. We are a diverse community and we believe that it is our strength to come together as an inclusive network. There are lots of ways to get involved to seek help or just to share with colleagues.
Please promote the Forum to your colleagues and take part, you can sign up here