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NIHR has launched a new publishing platform that allows researchers to rapidly publish any research informationthey wish to share, supporting transparency, reproducibility and impact from publicly funded research. Read more

‘Reaching Out’ shortlisted for Newcastle University’s Engagement and Place Awards, celebrating a partnership across the University, NIHR infrastructure and local communities that led to meaningful, sustainable and diverse involvement and engagement across the region

In a new blog post, Dr Grace Lewis writes about a discussion with members of the Elders Council of Newcastle that led her to re-think and re-design her research project completely. Having planned to explore “better conversations” with and about people living with frailty in acute healthcare settings, Dr Lewis shares how public involvement challenged her thinking—and how, rather than being disheartened, she listened to feedback from members of the Elders Council, and designed a project which is “completely different and hugely improved, for their input”. Click here to read the full blog post.

RDS Blogs: From the RDS desk

Each month, the Research Design Service, brings you handy tips, insights and experiences of the funding application process. The blogs touch on various themes in the design process and highlight what you need to know before you make a research application.

This month’s RDS blog, Social care research: What is it? Where to go? What to do? lifts the veil of social care research, helping to highlight the differences to health research.

Read previous blogs below:

October 2022: Real world implementation

September 2022: Beyond interviews and focus groups – the value of innovative qualitative designs

August 2022: From plateaus to launching pads: involving people affected by dementia in research

July 2022: Capturing the Contribution

June 2022: Optimising recruitment to a clinical trial