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Events organised by the RDS SC:

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NIHR Fellowship Application Day (FAD) 2017

  • Time and Date: 09:30-16:15 (Main Workshop) on Wednesday 12 July 2017, One-to-Ones from 16:15
  • Venue: Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Atrium & Teaching Room, Richard Doll Building, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7LF
  • Details: A free to attend all-day masterclass focussing on how to improve your chances of success when applying for an NIHR Fellowship.  The focus will be on the academic fellowship scheme (rather than the ICA NIHR/HEE Integrated Clinical Academic or NIHR Clinician Scientist Programmes).  The day will consist of a range of talks from Nicola Melody (Senior Programme Manager at the NIHR Trainee’s Co-ordinating Centre), current funding panel members, previous successful applicants and RDS advisers.  Topics covered will include: the funding programme, tips on the project, training plans, PPI & Plain English and how to ‘sell yourself’.
  • RDS advisers will be available for one-to-one meetings from 16:15.
  • For more information and to book your place, contact Phil Saunders on phillip.saunders@dph.ox.ac.uk / 01865-289442.  Please state whether or not you wish to book a one-to-one with an RDS adviser. This event is open to any researcher, clinician and / or academic from across the South Central region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire) who is considering an NIHR Fellowship application.
  • RDS South Central can offer free expert support and advice on all aspects of designing and developing applications for NIHR funding, including assistance with PPI – please complete our online “Request for Support” form to gain access to our advice (www.rds-sc.nihr.ac.uk).

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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.
  • Date: 29 June 2017
  • Venue: The Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy,Portsmouth Historic Dockyards, Portsmouth. PO1 3LJ
  • Find out more

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Preparing a Research Proposal for NIHR RfPB, PGfAR or PDG Programmes, 2017

  • What: A dynamic 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 Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) and NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) / Programme Development Grant (PDG) Programmes. This event will bring together researchers from across the South Central Region who are intending to apply to the RfPB or PGfAR / PDG Programmes for a day of presentations, group work and networking. Professor Marian Knight, Regional RfPB Chair, and Professor Paul Little, Director of PGfAR, will both speak about how to apply to their respective programmes, including offering advice, hints and tips, and answering questions from applicants.  There will be presentations from RDS Advisers providing tips on grant writing and PPI; and local organisations involved in R&D, including Oxford University Innovations, Thames Valley Clinical Research Network, Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • If you have a potential project which you are happy to discuss in a small group work setting, you are encouraged to send us a brief outline prior to the event.  RDS advisers will then provide feedback on remit, PPI and what you are planning.  This is not obligatory, but it is a great opportunity to get your project started.
  • Cost: Free
  • Who should attend: This event is open to any researcher, clinician and / or academic from across the South Central Region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire) who is considering making an RfPB, PGfAR or PDG application.  People wishing to attend from other regions are also welcome.
  • Date: 14 June 2017
  • Venue: Richard Doll Lecture Theatre & Atrium, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF
  • Enquiries to: To register, please contact Phil Saunders on 01865-289442 or email phillip.saunders@dph.ox.ac.uk.
  • Please state, on registration, whether or not you wish to submit a project outline

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External events

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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.
  • Date: 20 to 23 June 2017
  • Organisation: Cochrane Schizophrenia
  • Venue: The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
  • Enquiries to: Jacqueline Patrick: jacqueline.patrick@nottingham.ac.uk / 0115 823 1287
  • Find out more

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Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) courses

  • What: a week long summer course on developing and evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions.  The ‘Developing’ and ‘Evaluating’ courses can be attended separately.  A Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions short course is also held in September of each year.
  • When:
    • Course 1 of 2: Developing Complex Public Health Interventions: 12 – 13 June 2017
    • Course 2 of 2: Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions: 14 – 16 June 2017
    • Process evaluation of complex interventions: September 2017 TBC
  • Cost:
    • Course 1 of 2: Developing Complex Public Health Interventions – £450
    • Course 2 of 2: Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions – £675
    • Process evaluation of complex interventions – £225
  • Who should attend: Academics, practitioners and policymakers interested in the development and evaluation of complex public health interventions.  No prior knowledge is assumed.
  • Organisation: DECIPHer
  • Venue: Cardiff University Bute Building, King Edward VII Ave, CF10 3NB
  • Enquiries to: Zoe MacDonald at MacdonaldZ@cardiff.ac.uk
  • Find out more

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