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Research Bulletin - April 2022 (Issue 74)

Supporting new funding, and development opportunities is critical to recovery of research within the NHS, and two new major funding calls have been announced his month by the Chief Scientist Office, alongside charity partners Wellbeing of WomenLifeArc and Muscular Dystrophy UK. A new NHS Scotland Innovation Fellowship Scheme will also launch next month helping to translate scientific research and technology into practice.  

Streamlining systems and processes is also a focus, and as part of the Recovery Resilience and Growth programme, which aims to deliver on the actions set out in Saving and Improving Lives: The Future of UK Research Delivery, work is  progressing to create a standardised national approach to costing for commercial contract research across the UK. Scotland already already operate a single price model for commercial research and updates on work to create an aligned UK process have been published on the NHS Research Scotland website 

Also this month, a draft cancer strategy for Scotland has been published with a key aim to "enable an environment for research and innovation in diagnosis and treatment". The Scottish Government is seeking responses to the consultationthe NRS Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network marked World Parkinson's Day; NRS Oral and Dental has provided funding to launch two Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) projects; the BioDundee International Conference is now open for registration; and much more.

We hope you find this issue useful and as always, your ideas, feedback and contributions are welcome.
New funding call for endometriosis research
A new funding call from the Chief Scientist Office of Scottish Government and charity Wellbeing of Women has launched. Funding aims to improve access for women to appropriate support, diagnosis and the best treatment for endometriosis. Read more
Muscular Dystrophy Translational Research Fund
The Muscular Dystrophy Translational Research Fund is a joint fund created by LifeArc and Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) to accelerate new treatments for people with the disease, open to researchers across the UK. Read more
NHS Scotland Innovation Fellowship Scheme
NHS Scotland Innovation Fellowships offers protected time to contribute to, conduct and lead innovation projects in health and social care. Applications open to clinical staff across NHS Scotland on 4 May 2022. Read more
National Contract Value Review 
As part of the cross-sector Recovery Resilience and Growth programme, work is underway to create a standardised, national approach to costing for commercial contract research across the UK service. Read more about the key updates for Scotland. 
Consultation launched for new cancer strategy
Cabinet Secretary Humza Yousaf and the Scottish Government have published a new draft cancer strategy for Scotland, and are seeking consultation views from those with an interest in the field. 
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NHS Research Scotland (NRS) Training Videos 
NHS Research Scotland - Central Management Team (NRS-CMT) are considering a new series of online training updates; and seeking views across the community to shape and inform this work. Complete the short survey 
NCRI upper gastrointestinal research survey
The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Upper Gastrointestinal Group are seeking the views of the community on the challenges, opportunities, and gaps in research of upper gastrointestinal cancers. Take the survey
Take part in the PREMSTEM project
Expressions of interest for participants in online workshops and/or interviews are being sought to take part in the PREMSTEM project, which aims to develop a new treatment for brain damage associated with preterm birth. Read more
Inclusive singing activity for people living with dementia
Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice at the University of the West of Scotland is pleased to invite you to their May open meeting, which will explore the experience of dementia inclusive singing activities for people living with dementia and family carers.
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NRS NDN marks World Parkinson's Day
NHS Research Scotland (NRS)'s Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network marked World Parkinson's Day by encouraging people to ‘share their spark’ to help end Parkinson’s and spread global awareness. Read more
New PPI projects in Oral and Dental Health
The NHS Research Scotland Oral and Dental Specialty Group (NRS Oral and Dental) has provided  funding to launch two Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) projects in Oral and Dental Health. Read more
BioDundee registration now open
The 21st BioDundee International Conference will take place virtually on Tuesday 17 May 2022, based around the theme of ‘Life Sciences and Healthcare: Innovation, Collaboration and Growth’. Register to attend
Research Published - Lockdown and licensed premises
A new paper from University of Stirling, funded by the Chief Scientist Office, looks at the changes in alcohol-related ambulance callouts, and managemnt of transmission risks in bars, following the COVID-19 lockdown. Read more
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