Information for Researchers

EQUATOR Network

This is an initiative designed for "Enhancing the Quality and Transparency Of health Research". An excellent evolving site with valuable resources for active researchers.
http://www.equator-network.org

General Medical Council Research Guidance

http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/research_guidance

Medical Research Council (MRC)

http://www.mrc.ac.uk/index.htm

NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre

http://www.netscc.ac.uk/

NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme

http://www.hta.ac.uk/

Patient Safety Updates

Patient safety updates from the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group
http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/clinical-standards-safety-and-quality/safety-anaesthesia

The European Society of Anaesthesiology

http://www.euroanaesthesia.org/

The Wellcome Trust

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/

The Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology

http://woodlibrarymuseum.org


NIHR Fellowships

Five levels of NIHR Fellowship award are available: Doctoral, Post-doctoral, Career Development, Senior Research and Transitional Research:

Doctoral Research Fellowship
Offers 3 years full-time funding (or 4 or 5 years part-time) to undertake a PhD and is aimed at individuals of outstanding potential early in their research careers. Applicants are expected to propose an individual PhD research project and a customised research training programme within an environment that reflects their individual talents and training needs. It is anticipated that successful applicants will become independent research leaders within 6 to 10 years of completing the fellowship.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Offers 3 years full-time funding (or 4 or 5 years part-time) to individuals who are able to demonstrate their potential as researchers but do not, as yet, have sufficient experience to be fully independent. Applicants are expected to show evidence of a clear commitment to a research career and success in the form of outputs from doctoral and post-doctoral research, where applicable. Applicants will have obtained their research doctorate or submitted their PhD or MD thesis for examination, but must not have more than 3 years WTE post-doctoral experience at the time of applying.

Career Development Fellowship
Offers 3 years full-time funding (or 4 or 5 years part-time) to individuals who have significant and successful post-doctoral experience. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of a clear commitment to a research career and success in the form of significant outputs from doctoral and post-doctoral research. It is expected that successful applicants will have the potential to become fully independent researchers on completion of the fellowship. Applicants will not have more than 7 years WTE post-doctoral experience at the time of applying. Applicants who have had a career break may be able to apply with up to 8 years WTE post-doctoral research experience.

Senior Research Fellowship
Offers 5 years funding to undertake a programme of research and is aimed at outstanding individuals who are currently independent researchers and can demonstrate the potential to become academic and research leaders within the duration of an award. A fellowship is expected to enhance existing career opportunities for successful applicants and others in health related research, and to support the development of collaborative partnerships within and between HEIs and the NHS in response to identified health needs.

Transitional Research Fellowship
Offers between 18 and 24 months funding to support researchers from any scientific discipline and sector to make a transition from basic or experimental science research to an area of research which is within NIHR remit. Applicants may also use a TRF to re-establish a research career after a significant career break. Any proposed research component of the TRF application must be within NIHR remit. The NIHR TRF should allow successful applicants to develop the skills needed to be successful in future applications for both NIHR Fellowship Programmes and wider NIHR funding opportunities.


Further information available at: http://www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk/nihrfellow/