ACCORD News

ACCORD News

National Changes to Costing of Commercially Sponsored Research - Implemented 18 October 2023

As of the 18 of October, a National Contract Value Review process is being fully implemented across the UK.

CSO Women's & Children's Health Innovation Portfolio: Launch of 2 Innovation Challenges

The Chief Scientist Office (CSO) are delighted to announce the launch of two exciting innovation challenges from the Women's & Children's Health Innovation Portfolio. The challenges are open for application on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website until 11am on 13 December 2023.

Raising the funding threshold of CSO’s response mode research committees

CSO is raising the funding threshold for applications to the Translational Clinical Studies and Health Improvement, Protection & Services Research Committees to £350,000 at 80% Full Economic Costs for projects up to three years in duration. 

Transforming Clinical research: Total-body scanner set to unlock disease insights

Scotland is set to receive its first total-body scanner in a boost to clinical research that aims to improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of complex, multi-organ diseases.

Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility- Patient Public Involvement (PPI) short courses

PPI in Clinical Trials - Design, Recruitment and Retention

Friday 01 December 2023

10:00 - 13:00

Delivered via Zoom

How can involving patients in the design of your project improve the plans for your trial?

What does the evidence tell us about the impact of involving patients and the public in clinical trials?

NRS Fellowships and New CSO NHS Researcher Development Fellowships

NRS and CSO have now announced new fellowships opportunities. If you’re in a clinical role, read on, as this might be of interest to you.

Researchers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to access further NIHR research funding

From autumn 2023, health and social care researchers and in some cases SMEs in the devolved administrations (DAs) will have increased access to health and social care research funding via the National Institute for Health and Care Research.

Researchers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to access further NIHR research funding

COVID-19 Planning and Guidance for Clinical Research

COVID-19 Planning and Guidance for Clinical Research

RCP NIHR position statement: Making research everybody’s business

Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) position statement: Making research everybody’s business

National Screening Oversight Research and Innovation Group (NSO RIG)

The National Screening Oversight Research and Innovation Group (NSO RIG)

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has launched a new £10 million funding programme focused on social care research

The programme will fund research which generates evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way social care is delivered for users of care services, carers, the social care workforce, and the public. Applicants in the devolved administrations - Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - will be eligible.