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Events offered by Research Design Service (RDS) South Central

For further information about RDS South Central events or to express an interest, please email or call 023 8079 4778

Date Topic Venue
4 Sept to  8 Sept 2017 NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) South West and South Central Residential Grant Writing Retreat

Title / area of focus: The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) South West and South Central Residential Grant Writing Retreat is an exceptional opportunity for researchers in health and health services to develop their research proposals in a supportive environment.

Applications are invited from teams of three people, at least one of whom must be employed in the NHS within the South West or South Central regions.

The Residential Grant Writing Retreat will provide an ideal environment for teams to work intensively on their research proposals with support from RDS advisers who have a wide range of research skills and extensive experience of research design and grant writing.  Ideally, attending teams will have a mix of clinical and academic skills.

The Retreat will include:

  • daily seminars covering methodological issues and the craft of writing research proposals
  • working with the support of the Retreat’s adviser team of experienced and qualified researchers
  • working within your own team to complete assignments
  • preparation and delivery of presentations about your project
  • facing and learning from critical review.

If you think your research team would benefit from protected time and expert support to develop a research proposal, visit the Retreat website or contact your local office for further information: RDS South West (01823 342792) / RDS South Central (023 8120 4778).

Cost: £2,850 for a team of three

Deadline for proposals: 13:00 on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Find out more here.

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT
29 June 2017

RfPB information and workshop event

An exciting free to attend all-day event, funded and hosted by the NIHR Research Design Service South Central (RDS SC), on how to prepare a research proposal for the NIHR RfPB Programme.

This event will bring together researchers for a morning of presentations, followed by an afternoon workshop session with RDS Advisers and the Programme Speakers, who will answer questions from applicants and provide hints, tips and advice.

Find out more and register here

The Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy,Portsmouth Historic Dockyards, Portsmouth. PO1 3LJ
24 Apr 2017 Applying for NIHR fundingRDS South Central is running a free lunchtime event at the University of Portsmouth, on 24th April 2017 for researchers, academics or clinicians interested in applying for health and social care research funding from NIHR. The event is aimed at both experienced and novice researchers alike.

Talks will cover:

· demystifying NIHR funding

· understanding the remit of the main NIHR funding streams

· tips for completing a successful funding application

· how the RDS can support your application.

Find out more here

Eldon Building
Room W1.08
University of Portsmouth
Winston Churchill Avenue
23 Mar 2017 Applying for NIHR Social Care Research Funding

Details: An interactive and free to attend short masterclass, hosted by the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) South Central (SC), on how to improve your chances of success when applying for NIHR research funding that includes an element of social care research. The NIHR is keen to encourage applications for research involving social care.  We have organised this event to provide information to attendees on what the NIHR is looking for in social care focused applications.

Who should attend: Our event is aimed at researchers, social care workers, clinicians and academics from across the South Central (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire), South East (Kent, Surrey and Sussex) and South West (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire) regions who are thinking of applying for NIHR funding on a health related application which involves aspects of social care research.

Find out more and Register here

University of Southampton Sports Ground
Wide Lane
SO50 5PE

Training and events offered by external providers

Please note that as this information derives from third party sites, RDS South Central cannot be held responsible for its content or accuracy. Always click on course titles for full information.

Date Subject Organisation Venue
24 and 25 Apr 2017 A practical Application of Monitoring in a Health Care Setting

  • What: This course is aimed at individuals and organisations that deliver non-commercial research in a healthcare setting.  It explores the application of monitoring as a quality assurance tool, focuses on skills for monitoring and provides an understanding of risk-based monitoring in order to ensure high quality research in the NHS.
  • Who should attend: This course is designed for all staff involved in monitoring or supervising monitoring of clinical research; for example: R&D managers, quality managers, facilitators, research governance staff, study coordinators and investigator site staff.
  • Cost: £490
  • Find out more here

R&D Forum Novotel, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HT
24 to 26 Apr 2017 Introduction to Design, Conduct and Analysis of Pragmatic Clinical Trials

  • What: The course will cover the importance of pragmatic trials in healthcare, designing interventions, randomisation, choosing outcomes, sample size considerations, ethics, trial set-up, recruitment, trial management, data collection, quality control, quality assurance, adverse event reporting, statistical analysis, trial analysis, economic analysis, CONSORT and trial reporting.
  • Cost: External: £600 full rate – £500 early bird rate / Internal: £450 reduced Queen Mary University of London & Barts staff rate – £350 early bird rate
  • Who should attend: Anyone involved in the design, conduct, analysis or reporting of pragmatic trials in the academic or NHS sector.  The course will be of interest to new principal investigators, research nurses, PhD students, early career researchers and trial managers.
  • Enquiries to:
  • Find out more here
Queen Mary University of London & Barts Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Michael Mason Room, Yvonne Carter Building, 58 Turner Street, London E1 2AB
7 – 10 May 2017 International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference 2017

  • What: For the first time, the Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials is being jointly held with the International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, providing one of the largest international platforms for those working in clinical trials to collaborate and discuss new ideas.
  • Detail: The programme will include three Keynote lectures, and a range of sessions designed to stimulate discussion and engagement during this unique event.
  • Cost:
    • Early Registration, 10th February 2017 – £400.00
    • Late Registration, 10th March 2017 – £450.00
    • Final Registration, 8th May 2017 – £500.00
  • Who should attend: This event will bring together international colleagues working in clinical trials, including trialists, methodologists, clinicians and allied health professionals.
  • Enquiries to: +44 (0)131 336 4203
  • Find out more
Society for Clinical Trials ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4FP
20 to 23 June 2017 The Nottingham Systematic Review Course

  • What: Participants on the course will learn how to:
    • identify and clarify their review questions
    • understand and develop search strategies
    • manage the results of systematic searches
    • extract data and assess risk of bias of included studies
    • understand and carry out the syntheses of data extracted
    • apply the methodology and conduct reviews independently
  • Cost: £800
  • Who should attend: This course will appeal to those interested in completing a Cochrane style systematic review.  Experienced tutors and facilitators will be on hand to give you practical and individual advice on undertaking publishable systematic reviews.  As this is an introductory course, no previous knowledge of systematic review is required.
  • Enquiries to: Jacqueline Patrick: / 0115 823 1287
  • Find out more here
Cochrane Schizophrenia The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

RfPB information and workshop event