JRO News

Benefits advice service for involvement launched

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The NIHR has launched a new advice service on how fees for public involvement affect people’s state benefits.

Electronic health records for research - short courses

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Registration is open for a programme of short courses run by The Farr Institute to better enable researchers to use electronic healthcare data.

Introduction to research workshop for lay people

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The JRO is running an introduction to research workshop for lay people who are going to be actively involved in research (PPI).

HRA invites researchers to feedback on CTIMPs protocol

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The HRA is inviting researchers to feedback on a protocol for use in Clinical Trials of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMP) released for consultation.

Using our genes to treat cardiovascular disease - public seminar

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The BRC Cardiometabolic programme is holding a seminar for patients and the public on using our genes to treat or prevent cardiovascular disease.  

Social media guidance for involvement in research

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INVOLVE has released guidance for researchers who want to use social media (such as Twitter, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube etc.) to actively involve patients or the public in health or social care research.

Deadline approaching - nurse/midwife academics fellowship

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The deadline is fast approaching to apply for a fellowship scheme for pre- and post-doctoral nurses and midwives pursuing a clinical academic career path.

Read the JRO annual review here

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The JRO has compiled an annual review which is now available to read. 

To read the JRO annual review click here.

'One stop shop' for regulatory advice on regenerative medicine

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A new ‘one stop shop’ providing regulatory advice on regenerative medicines has been launched.

The service means that for the first time people working in the life sciences will have a single point of access to regulatory advice from the four regulatory bodies working in the sector – the Human Tissue Authority, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, Health Research Authority and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Deadline approaching - science writing competition

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The deadline is fast approaching for the latest Access to Understanding science writing competition.

PhD students and early career post-doctoral researchers are invited to write a plain English summary (up to 800 words) of pre-selected research articles spanning basic through to clinical research. The competition seeks to increase public understanding of science and to encourage researchers to consider public engagement and translation of research as an integral part of the research process.

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