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Research Bulletin - December 2015 (Issue 2)


It has been a year of change and development across NHS Research Scotland, but as 2015 draws to a close there is much positive work to reflect on. Scotland's new Health and Social Care Research Strategy launched, providing the underpinning framework to support health research in Scotland over the next five years. The largest annual NRS conference was delivered, demonstrating the thriving research community in Scotland. Active recruitment of Research Champions, Performance Managers and the Central Management Team alongside improvements in our infrastructure, systems and processes also put NRS in a strong position to further develop through 2016, and ensure NHS Scotland provides the best environment to support clinical research. We look forward to more great work in the New Year and wish you a happy festive season.

New National Clinical Leads appointed
National clinical leads have been appointed to Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Oral and Dental, and Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders. These roles provide national leadership in the development of clinical research activity in Scotland and ensure the effective delivery of research projects within the specialty, including increasing the number of patients enrolled into trials.

NIHR Funding in Scotland
The NIHR is running a free, one day workshop for researchers in Scotland interested in finding out more about opportunities to secure funding from NIHR research programmes. Read more.

Call for Comments (18 December deadline)
The UK Four Nations Group is seeking views on the content and format of Site Specific Information (SSI) provided to sites for NHS/HSC permission of research.  Read more.
Genomic Medicine Funding Call Extended
Scottish Enterprise have extended the deadline for Genome Industrial Catalyst Research and Development Grant (R&D grant) to 23 December 2015. More information and details of other funding calls are now available via our Funding pages. 

Supporting Informatics Research
The MRC Regulatory Support Centre has been working with researchers and regulators to develop a number of resources that support health informatics research. Read more
SHARE hits 90,000+
In just a few months the number of SHARE participants has rocketed by more than 30,000 and as of 1 December stood at 90,232. Read more or join at
Celebrating excellence across NHS Scotland
NHS Research Scotland was delighted to sponsor the 'Innovation Award' at the annual Scottish Health Awards on 4 November 2015. Edinburgh Alcohol Related Brain Damage Team picked up the award. Read more 

Events - Dates for your Diary
R&D Forum Conference
- Call for Abstracts - deadline 14 Dec
- Group discussion interest - deadline 14 Dec
Read more



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