NIHR Funder Resource Pack
The NIHR Funder Resource Pack is designed to strengthen connections between research funders and the Clinical Research Network, to help improve research delivery in the NHS. The NIHR worked with funders to produce a set of materials that will enable NIHR non-commercial Partners to promote the benefits of Clinical Research Network support to researchers.
See here, how to become a NIHR non-commercial Partner
The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has extended support into health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings.
The change to the policy (from 1 January 2018) means the CRN can support research conducted outside of NHS settings, such as studies running in care homes or in hospices, which will answer important questions for those patient populations. The CRN will also be able to better support research into public health, for example in schools and other community settings. This change is a way in which the NIHR is addressing the evolving health and care landscape and the changing needs of people and patients.
Initially, CRN support has been extended to:
public health research studies outside of NHS settings
social care research studies outside of NHS settings, which are funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research
other studies taking place outside of NHS settings e.g. hospices.
The CRN will monitor the implementation of this policy change over a 12-month period. Recommendations will then be made to the Department of Health and Social Care on the impact of delivering CRN support to research in non-NHS settings and about extending support more widely for social care research.
For studies funded by NIHR non-commercial Partner charities who are also members of the Association of Medical Research Charities, support will extend to the provision of ‘Part B Research costs’, as outlined in the AcoRD Frequently Asked Questions.