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NIHR-CRN Podcast- Research Ethics Committees

The National Institute for Health Research have a monthly podcast that is a useful tool to gain insight into research within NIHR.

A recent episode worth a listen to has Dr Hugh Davies talking about Research Ethics Committees. Dr Davies is an established Research Ethics committee chair and former ethics advisor for the Health Research Authority.

You can listen to the episode here and for more information on NHS Research Ethics Committees you can visit the dedication section of the HRA website.


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Health Research Authority (HRA) Researcher Training Day

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On the 24th February 2017, Manchester Metropolitan will welcome the Health Research Authority (HRA) to conduct training for University staff and students.

About:

• To introduce researchers to the HRA and making applications to undertake research within the NHS
• Series of presentations and interactive sessions designed to give researchers insight into the ethical issues considered by RECs
• To help researchers anticipate the ethical concerns RECs may raise
• To outline guidance on consent and patient/participant information sheets

Who:

• Academic researchers, postgraduate student researchers and their academic supervisors from Manchester Metropolitan University only
• Researchers undertaking research with NHS patients or their data

To view the agenda and register for the event, please visit the Eventbrite.

We would encourage you to attend the whole day to maximise your understanding of research ethics and the HRA application process.

Certificates of attendance will be issued at the end of the day.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please indicate any special dietary requirements when registering. If you have any special requirements in terms of access, please contact Mark Dyer.


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Health Research Authority (HRA) Researcher Training Day

hra-logo-1

On the 24th February 2017, Manchester Metropolitan will welcome the Health Research Authority (HRA) to conduct training for University staff and students.

About:

• To introduce researchers to the HRA and making applications to undertake research within the NHS
• Series of presentations and interactive sessions designed to give researchers insight into the ethical issues considered by RECs
• To help researchers anticipate the ethical concerns RECs may raise
• To outline guidance on consent and patient/participant information sheets

Who:

• Academic researchers, postgraduate student researchers and their academic supervisors from Manchester Metropolitan University only
• Researchers undertaking research with NHS patients or their data

To view the agenda and register for the event, please visit the Eventbrite.

We would encourage you to attend the whole day to maximise your understanding of research ethics and the HRA application process.

Certificates of attendance will be issued at the end of the day.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please indicate any special dietary requirements when registering. If you have any special requirements in terms of access, please contact Mark Dyer.


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H2020 Highlights – UKRO conference, future priorities and more

UKRO and Horizon 2020In what has been a packed couple of weeks, the world of Horizon 2020 hasn’t been standing still. Last week UK Research Office held their annual conference, which provided some really interesting reflection on the programme so far and also some thoughts for the future.

Colleagues from the European Commission were out in force, with presentations from Wolfgang Burtscher (Deputy Director-General of DG RTD), Graham Willmott (DG HOME – Head of Unit, Innovation and Industry Security), Line Matthiessen and Elisabeth Lipiatou (both DG RTD and Heads of Unit for Fighting Infectious Diseases and Advancing Public Health and Open and Inclusive Societies respectively) to name but a few.

Following on from the conference, UKRO have pulled together some excellent summaries of proceedings and  made presentations available. A few which may be of interest to colleagues who are planning Horizon 2020 submissions are:

(Ed – you’ll need to log into the UKRO portal to access. If you don’t have access and would like to sign-up drop us a line – euro_res@mmu.ac.uk).

The message post referendum was very clear from everyone – it’s business as usual and UK research has a lot to offer to Horizon 2020 and vice versa!

Priorities for work programme 2018-20 – a glimpse into the future

As trailed in previous posts, the thinking around priorities for the last phase of Horizon 2020 are well under way, with Advisory Groups starting to share their priorities.

A report has been made available on emerging priorities for Societal Challenge 1 – Health, and we are expecting that reports on priorities for other Societal Challenges (Energy, Transport and Climate Action) will follow soon. (Ed – if you are interested in these areas do get in touch as we are receiving new information all the time – euro_res@mmu.ac.uk)   

Forthcoming calls – we want to hear from you!

There will be a number of deadlines in the coming months – Security, SwafS (both August 2016) , MSCA Individual Fellowships, Energy (both September 2016) and Health (October 2017). If you’re involved in proposals and haven’t been in touch yet please drop us a line at euro_res@mmu.ac.uk.

 

 


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TIGERoadshow: Ethics Event

This event will draw together experienced presenters, corporate delegates, social entrepreneurs, business students and those interested in encouraging trust and integrity in business life.

The aim is to explore and understand the ethical dimension as a fundamental aspect of good and trustworthy business; to propagate new social and ethical enterprise models; and to share in the learning and experiences of leading practitioners.

20th May 2016

Delaney Building Delaney (Room 0.01) Crewe Green Rd, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 5DU

For more information and to book attendance, please click HERE.


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Research Ethics: a Brief History

Check out this informative blog post from Research Fundermentals on Research Ethics.

“Giving appropriate and thorough consideration to the ethical implications of your research is now an essential part of the process of developing projects and applying for grants.

However, how did we get here? How did we arrive at this comprehensive framework of scrutiny? The Research Ethics and Governance Officer at Kent, Nicole Palmer, has been working in the area for almost a decade now, and offered up this broad overview of key points in the progress to the present.”

To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/1Ok2gfS


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Wellcome Trust presenting on their expanded “Medical Humanities” and “Society & Ethics” funding streams

wellcometrust_logosalfordThe Wellcome Trust have recently expanded the remits of their Medical Humanities and Society & Ethics funding streams to include more social science and less of an emphasis on the history of medicine. They recently presented these changes in a NW Roadshow at the University of Manchester and are coming back to the North West on Tuesday 14th October for another presentation at the University of Salford.

Uni. of Salford have kindly offered to throw the event open to any MMU colleagues who would like to attend. The talk will take place at The Old Fire Station (Council Chambers) on the main campus on The Crescent at 1pm.

If you want to attend please let me know so that I can pass numbers onto to Salford at g.loader@mmu.ac.uk

If you can’t make the talk then you can read my full report of the earlier workshop including details of the funding opportunities available within these schemes on an earlier Blog post here:https://mmuresearchblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/wellcome-trust-expand-the-remit-of-their-medical-humanities-and-society-ethics-schemes-backed-up-with-an-expanded-budget-too/