This easy-to-follow presentation offers an overview of the many organisations involved in research in our region – and is ideal for anyone new to delivering or participating in health and social care research in the North East and North Cumbria.
As a region, our research is focussed on supporting health and wellbeing – helping people to be well and healthy, and providing support when they are not.
If people are healthy and well – both physically and mentally – it can have far-reaching and positive impacts; families benefit, society benefits, and the economy benefits as people are more likely to be able to work, live well and lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
In our region, there are a number of NIHR (and other) bodies all working towards this common aim. This presentation explains more about how, and why.
Delivered by Professor Eileen Kaner, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care Research at Newcastle University and Director of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria.
- What do we mean by research infrastructure?
- Why do we need research, and what are the different stages of research?
- An A-Z of research infrastructure in our region – starting with our Applied Research Collaboration (ARC)
- NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
- Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU)
- NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN)
- NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC)
- NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility (CRF)
- Clinical Ageing Research Unit (CARU)
- Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)
- NIHR Medical Technology and In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (MIC)
- NIHR Innovation Observatory (NIHRIO) – we have the only one in the country
- NIHR Research Design Service NENC
- NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) – a national infrastructure based in our region but that works very closely with other national organisations
- Fuse – the centre for translational research in public health – a network of five regional universities
- NIHR Public Health Interventions Responsive Studies team -a new development, called PHIRST North in our region
- NIHR Policy Research Unit (PRU) in Behavioural Science
- NIHR Policy Research Unit (PRU) in Older People and Frailty
Questions and answers
This event ended with a lively Q&A session which has not been included in the recording for privacy reasons.
Below is a summary of some of the questions raised at the end of this session, and the answers given.
How do we know where to go to, if we want to get involved in research?
How do we address diversity in research, and make sure we have representation from all groups?
This is a really important point and work is ongoing around this. We are looking at these issues and thinking about how we can compensate people for their input properly, and well as around ensuring digital inclusion – amongst other things.
Do all of these organisations have patient and public/community involvement leads?
In short, yes. We recognise how important this is, and the PICE leads all communicate and share information and links and resources with each other – and we continue to develop on this.
Useful links for public and community members
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