JRO News

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.

Appointment of Director of Quality and Safety for Research at UCLH

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Professor Tarek Yousry has been appointed as the new Director of Research Quality and Safety at UCLH. 

Professor Yousry will be a member of the new UCLH research leadership team, focusing on oversight of the UCLH research portfolio and the quality framework for studies taking place at UCLH. Professor Yousry will also be the research representative on the UCLH Quality and Safety Committee.

UCLH hub leads appointed

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To support the continued growth of the UCLH research portfolio, nine UCLH clinical research hub leads have been formally appointed. 

Deadline for fast track grants approaching

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The next deadline for the fast track grants scheme is 3 November 2014.

The scheme is a collaboration between the BRC and the UCLH Charitable Trustees. It provides opportunities to apply throughout the year, targeting UCLH/UCL investigators working at all points along the translational pathway.

PPI workshops throughout autumn

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Registration is now open to sign up for workshops on involving patients and the public in research.

The first two workshops are for researchers and will be run by PPI experts and trainers Bec Hanley and Derek Stewart. The third workshop is for lay people working with researchers and will be run by senior managers at the UCL/UCLH Joint Research Office.

NIHR Applied Health Streams drop-in clinics

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Research Design Service (RDS) London will be holding drop-in clinics for researchers preparing applications to NIHR Applied Health Streams (RfPB, EME, HTA, programme grants, programme development grants and Fellowships) or medical charities.

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