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2016 Sponsors

The NHS R&D Forum are delighted to announce the following Association & Sponsors for the 2016 Annual NHS R&D Forum. There are still sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising opportunities available click here for more information
In Association With: Health Research Authority
HRA180The Health Research Authority (HRA) was established by Government in 2011 to promote and protect the interests of patients in health research and to streamline the regulation of research. On 1 January 2015, the HRA became a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) with responsibility for issuing guidance for research in England under the UK-wide Research Governance Framework.We aim, with partners, to make the UK a great place to do health research, to build confidence and participation in health research, and so improve the nation’s health. We do this by supporting and promoting a robust and efficient regulatory and governance framework in the UK and providing the National Research Ethics Service (NRES). Patients are protected from poor research through the review and required approval from a research ethics committee (REC).  It is the HRA’s strategic goal to make the UK a global leader in health research.


 2016 Sponsors
EDGE is a clinical trials software that supports a wide range of research management functions and empowers research managers, data analysts, research nurses, clinicians and support services to make the most of their information. By allowing organisations to actively manage research within a single online system, information can be better organised and analysed in real-time. Multiple institutions can collaborate on a range of projects and EDGE’s reporting tools can help streamline the research governance and approval process. EDGE is the culmination of over a decade of clinical trials software development hosted by Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust in conjunction with the University of Southampton.


nihr150whiteThe National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. It is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation. Together, NIHR people, facilities and systems represent the most integrated clinical research system in the world. The NIHR is 10 in 2016 and since its creation a decade ago, the NIHR has transformed research in the NHS for patients and the public. Ten years on and the NIHR continues to facilitate faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and develops and supports the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research across the country.
PrintResearch to Publication is an eLearning programme for early career academics in healthcare research brought to you by BMJ. The full programme will offer a comprehensive set of 6 courses, comprising 48 self-studymodules that will allow you to choose what to study, and to do so at your own pace. Focused on clinical and public health research, the programme draws on the expertise of The BMJ’s research editors and UCSF’s academics to guide you through the entire process from designing a study to seeing it published. Enrol today to start learning