Research Writing Workshop for NIHR Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People Research Call

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Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People Research Writing Workshop, Friday 7 March 2014,  Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London

A writing workshop has been developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service (RDS) and is directed at researchers who are considering applying to the NIHR Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People Research Call.

Topics covered in the workshop will include:

• The application as a marketing document: selling the topic, selling the method, and selling the team;
• The balanced team;
• Clarity of description and explanation;
• Feasibility issues;
• Identifying and avoiding potential pitfalls.

The full day workshop will comprise short talks, group discussions and the opportunity to discuss specific aspects of your own project.

The workshop does not provide detailed training in research methodology; it more generally covers the full range of issues inherent in developing a successful research proposal.

Who is it for?
This writing workshop is open to health professionals, academic partners and industry partners who are preparing research proposals for submission to one of the programmes as part of the NIHR Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People Research Call. Delegates will be expected to be familiar with basic research skills (for example, searching and critically appraising the literature).

Eligibility to attend the workshop
Delegates are encouraged to attend as a pair: the Principal Investigator and a Methodology collaborator (where appropriate) working on the project. If you are unable to attend as a pair, then consideration will be given to applicants who make a case for attending alone. Please note that this workshop is aimed at individuals who have not previously received substantial NIHR funding.

N.B. Places are limited and therefore an early response is recommended. Due to limited spaces applicants will be prioritised. Please note that priority will be given to applications from pairs.

Completion of the workshop attendance application form does not guarantee a place on the workshop. There is no guarantee of funding by attending this workshop; this course is to offer assistance and advice only.

How do I apply?
Request an application form from: The deadline for receipt of completed workshop attendance application forms is Monday 17 February 2014, by 4pm.

Workshop attendance applications will be reviewed and places awarded to successful applicants.

You will learn the outcome of your workshop attendance application by the end of Friday 21 February 2014.

Where and when?
The workshop will be held on Friday 7 March 2014 at:

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
5-11 Theobalds Road

Registration will start at 10:00am and the course will close at 16:30pm.

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