The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) together with its Welsh equivalent, Health and Care Research Wales, have joined forces to launch a project to develop standards for public involvement in research. The Public Involvement Standards Development Partnership has a website which went live today where you can learn more and sign up to be … Continue reading Flying the ‘standards’ for public involvement in health research: new initiative launched. Sign up here. @OfficialNIHR @NIHRINVOLVE @ResearchWales #ppistandards
What a shame that the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has pulled the plug on the LIFE study. See: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/01/life-study-esrc-cancelled-mothers-ethnic-recruitment Also: http://www.nature.com/news/massive-uk-baby-study-cancelled-1.18650 Launched only last year, the aim of this research was to recruit thousands of mothers and collect data about their babies as they grew up. Such work is really important in helping … Continue reading Research is for LIFE not just for….
It is some time since the Chancellor of the Exchequer and I have spoken. Forever, in fact. But I like to think we are in tune on some things.... The Guardian online has an excellent piece running this afternoon - written by Kieron Flanagan from UMIST - about the nods and winks on science policy … Continue reading George Osborne clearly read ‘Going the Extra Mile’ before his Budget statement #scipolicy
As a democrat it doesn't sit well with me that the new interim Major of Greater Manchester is unelected. The excuses for it seem pretty poor. You should start as you mean to go on. Perhaps we should have sensed something was up when 'DevoManc' emerged as the nickname for the entity that will be … Continue reading Blog: our regions will need a stronger patient voice if health research gets the devolution bug