The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds over £1 billion into leading edge health and public health research relevant to the NHS. With a strategic aim of improving the ‘health and wealth of the nation’, NIHR offers a broad suite of funding and support programmes across a range of academic, clinical and innovative aims. NIHR is committed to funding research, supporting delivery and enabling impact through a wide spectrum of activities including project and programme funding, professional development and capacity building, and clinical research infrastructure. However, with the breadth of the NIHR portfolio, research managers and academics can struggle to navigate through the range of opportunities. In this workshop, we will navigate through the NIHR portfolio focusing on three underpinning themes: 1) Development (academic and clinician professional skills and careers) 2) Engagement (of patients, industry and beneficiaries) 3) Effect (benefits and impact in terms of health, wealth and wider pathways) Using a mixed panel and interactive format, experienced NIHR colleagues will present their lived experience of working across the health research ecosystem and offer examples of impact from NIHR portfolio activity supporting each strand. This session will help research managers understand what opportunities NIHR offer to the research sector and how these can build capacity, support professional development, enhance research infrastructure, and enable applied health, public health and social care research. Discussion will focus on understanding the impact of complex and integrated activities.
Key Learning Points:
- Delegates to improve their awareness and understanding of NIHR opportunities for development, engagement and impact
- Delegates to improve their confidence and efficacy in navigating the NIHR portfolio to strengthen institutional research portfolios
- Delegates to consider how to translate learning into their own institutions to support income generation and impact
|Julie Bayley||Coventry University|
|Dr Saima Nayab||NIHR|
|Dr Helen Harris-Joseph||NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre|
|Theme:||Public Engagement and Impact, Translation|
|Date:||6th Jun 2017|
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