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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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Horizon 2020: National Contact Points visit Manchester

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Our good friends at the University of Manchester will be hosting a number of representatives from the UK’s National Contact Points on 13 December 2016 to talk about Horizon 2020 future calls.

The event will be held in the Manchester Institute Biotechnology Lecture Theatre and the agenda for the day will be as follows:

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If you are interested in attending, then please register by completing the short survey here.

This is a great opportunity to hear how different areas of the programme will shape up post 2017 and also to make links with colleagues at the NCPs and University of Manchester.


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Horizon 2020 – Key Deadlines

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As discussions continue about priorities for 2018/20 and the next Framework programme there is still plenty to bid for in the 2017 call for proposals.

To help you navigate what’s out there, the list below gives an overview of some of the main deadlines and links to help you access the relevant work programme. In each document you’ll see a range of topics and those with a ‘2017’ or ‘2016-17’ suffix (e.g MG-1.2-2017 or MG-1-5-2016-2017) are the ones to focus on.

As ever, we’re keen to hear from you and support you with your submissions, so please do get in touch if you’re thinking of applying, need help deciding on a topic or just want to know more (euro_res@mmu.ac.uk). The earlier you get in touch, the more we can help!

Overview of Key Deadlines – Horizon 2020, 2017 Call for Proposals

 

10 January Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks
17 January / 29 September Future and Emerging Technologies – Open
26 January / 1 February Societal Challenge 4 – Transport
31 January/ 14 March / 11 April Societal Challenge 1 – Health
2 February Societal Challenge 6 – Society
14 February Societal Challenge 2 – Food/Agri/Marine/Bioeconomy
14 February / 7 September Societal Challenge 3 – Energy
1 March Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Tech (LEIT) – Space
7 March Societal Challenge 5 – Climate Action
5 April Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
25 April LEIT – ICT
25 April / 24 August Societal Challenge 7 – Security
30 August Science with and for Society
14 September Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships

 


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Regenerative Devices Industry Partnership Call

The Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre invites expressions of interest for its proof-of-concept awards in regenerative devices – industry partnership call. This enables academics and researchers working in close collaboration with medical technology industry partners to undertake proof of concept projects in regenerative medical devices and medical devices with enhanced regenerative functions.

Projects must align with one or more of the following specialist areas:

•directly implanted regenerative devices;

•enabling technologies for regenerative device development;

•companion technologies for regenerative device development;

•implantable medical devices with enhanced regenerative functions.

Awards are worth £100,000 each over two years.

Expression of Interest deadline: 30 Nov 16

Please visit UoL Medical Technologies for more information.


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Health Research Accelerator Grant

A reminder that we are now accepting applications for the Joint Health Research Accelerator Award.

This scheme is targeted at academics across the 4 Health Research Centres (Manchester Met) and academics within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (UoM). The aim is to forge collaborative research that addresses a health research problem of strategic significance within the two Universities. These awards should be used as pump-priming funds with the intention of providing preliminary data to apply for external funding to a major funding agency or charity. It is expected that any projects awarded will apply for external follow-on-funding within 24 months after the award has been made.

The scheme will focus on projects that fall within the broad definition of “health research”, though we particularly welcome Health Profession applicants from Nursing and Physio. Any project must outline a visionary research topic with strategic importance to the health research problem to be addressed and must fit strategically within the lead organization. The project must be led by a Principal Investigator within either Faculty and must include an Early Career Researcher as a co-applicant.

The maximum award is up to £10,000 and must be spent within 12 months of the award being made.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th September 2016.

For full details and to apply, please visit MMU Research.

Applicants will be notified of the result toward the end of October. However, due to the scale of the scheme, in most cases only limited feedback will be provided.


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Call: Health Research Accelerator Award

We are now accepting applications for the Joint Health Research Accelerator Award.

This scheme is targeted at academics across the 4 Health Research Centres (Manchester Met) and academics within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (UoM). The aim is to forge collaborative research that addresses a health research problem of strategic significance within the two Universities. These awards should be used as pump-priming funds with the intention of providing preliminary data to apply for external funding to a major funding agency or charity. It is expected that any projects awarded will apply for external follow-on-funding within 24 months after the award has been made.

The scheme will focus on projects that fall within the broad definition of “health research”, though we particularly welcome Health Profession applicants from Nursing and Physio. Any project must outline a visionary research topic with strategic importance to the health research problem to be addressed and must fit strategically within the lead organization. The project must be led by a Principal Investigator within either Faculty and must include an Early Career Researcher as a co-applicant.

The maximum award is up to £10,000 and must be spent within 12 months of the award being made.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th September 2016.

For full details and to apply, please visit MMU Research.

Applicants will be notified of the result toward the end of October. However, due to the scale of the scheme, in most cases only limited feedback will be provided.