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National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

THESE OPPORTUNITIES ARE OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS & ENQUIRIES

In July 2012, the then Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots announced a research and development funding commitment in the form of an annual contribution to NIHR.  This significant investment enables Northern Ireland-based researchers to lead on applications for NIHR research opportunities alongside their colleagues from the United Kingdom (UK).

HSC R&D Division remains committed to supporting researchers to benefit from NETSCC opportunities. Northern Ireland has a significant number of researchers and research groups with the necessary expertise and track records necessary for the development of competitive applications.

The selected research programmes now available are:

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Applying for funding (advice for NI applicants)

Applications for these research programmes should be made directly to the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) through their website.

HSC R&D Division offers Enabling Research Awards to support researchers in their acquisition of funding through eligible NETSCC-managed research programmes

**Researchers are strongly advised to discuss applications with HSC R&D Division and to read the following Guidance document:**

Guidance on applying to NETS research programmes v1.4Nov16

Please see NETSCC website for current open opportunities.

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Suggesting research questions for NIHR

The NETS programmes work with external organisations and individuals to identify research questions which are likely to make the greatest difference to people's health.  Thay are also interested to receive suggestions for research through their online web form.  These suggestions are considered individually by the relevant programme which decides whether they should form the basis of an advert for research. 

For more information please see: www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/identifying-research

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The role of Clinical Trials Units in developing an NIHR funding application

The NIHR has produced a video highlighting the role that Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) play in developing an NIHR funding application, explaining both the role and benefits of working with CTUs.

Go to NIHR website to access this video>

Find out more about the Northern Ireland CTU>