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Research Bulletin - February 2017 (Issue 12)


February sees the launch of Scotland’s new Life Sciences Strategy. Titled Accelerating Growth, Driving Innovation, the refreshed strategy builds on achievements of the sector over the last few years and sets out ambitious plans to make Scotland the location of choice for businesses, researchers, healthcare professionals and investors; increasing the sector’s economic contribution to £8bn by 2025.

The role of NHS Research Scotland in supporting this growth is evident – the strategy highlights Scotland’s wealth of clinical expertise, our innovation ready unified health service and our growing registry of patients willing to share e-health records for the development of novel treatments and therapies. Take the time to review the strategy or listen to Dave Tudor, Chair of Life Sciences Scotland talk about the new Strategy.

In this issue we also welcome our new Mental Health Research Network Manager and new research leads in Ageing, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Respiratory Disease; we highlight collaborative work underway to create a UK-wide Local Information pack which will  be incorporated into IRAS and detail the official opening of the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Enjoy reading and as always your ideas, feedback and contributions are welcome.
National Clinical Leads Appointed
National clinical leads have been appointed to Ageing, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Dermatology providing national leadership in the development of clinical research activity in Scotland.
Read more

Imaging, Innovation and Impact Industry Day
The official opening of the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) will take place on 29 March 2017 as part of the 2017 Industry Day hosted by University of Glasgow. A pre-Industry Day Imaging Symposium will also be held on 28th March 2017. This scientific symposium will offer the opportunity to hear from and interact with leading experts in ultra-high field MRI. Find out more
Mental Health Network Manager Appointed
We are delighted to welcome Catherine Deith as Mental Health Network Manager, bringing significant experience to the team from her previous role as Mental Health Research Nurse at Glasgow Clinical Research Facility.
Read more
Connected Care - Digital Health in Clinical Research
The 13th Annual Clinical Research Facilities Conference will be hosted by Glasgow Clinical Research Facility on 6th and 7th July 2017. Submissions are now invited for parallel sessions at the conference. Read more
UK-wide Local Information Pack
In collaboration with colleagues across the UK, a UK-wide Local Information Pack is being developed that will be incorporated into IRAS and will replace the current Site Specific Information (SSI) Form. Look out for further updates.
UKCRC Tissue Directory & Co-ordination Centre
Registration in the UKCRC Tissue Directory is now a condition of the Research Ethics Committee (REC) favorable opinion for research tissue banks (RTB). Read more
NHS Scotland Event - call for poster abstracts
The largest NHS Scotland event, attracting over 1500 delegates, provides a key opportunity to raise the profile of clinical research within the NHS. Submit your abstract by 24 February.
Find out more
Vacancy: Health Science Scotland Manager
NHS Research Scotland are recruiting a part time Manager to co-ordinate and progress research opportunities between the NHS, academia and industry.
Read more and apply by 3 March
DIA EuroMeeting
The Drug Information Association (DIA) EuroMeeting will be held in Glasgow on March 29-31st. NHS Research Scotland will be exhibiting - if you have an interest in showcasing your work or supporting on the stand please contact 
Events - Dates for your Diary
Visit our events calendar for full details on upcoming events we are attending or supporting. If you wish to get involved contact
NHS Research Scotland (NRS) is a partnership of Scottish NHS Boards and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of Scottish Government. NHS Research Scotland Central Management Team is hosted by Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (Ltd).

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