All research will have a cost implication which will need to be covered before the research can open.
This cost could include the following:
- The time of the research team and other NHS staff involved in the project
- Additional diagnostic tests and procedures over and above normal clinical practice
- Additional hospital visits over and above normal clinical practice
- Increased lengths of stay over and above normal clinical practice
- Additional software or equipment
- Data analysis
- Course fees for research degrees
- Travel to conferences
- The use of NHS buildings and facilities
- R&D and departmental set up fee/s
It is essential that all costs associated with the project are identified at the planning stage to ensure these costs can be added to the funding application. If you require assistance with this please contact the R&D department.
Where can you apply for funding?
There are a number of different funding steams to consider including charities, pharmaceutical companies or professional bodies. Possible funding routes can be found at www.rdfunding.org.uk. Please keep in mind that funding will need to be secured before you are able to proceed with study set up. Therefore apply for grants that fit within your timescale.
Another opportunity for funding is available from the National Institute of Health Research, NIHR that have a number of different grant programmes;
- Research for Patient Benefit
- Invention for Innovation
- Programme Grants for Applied Research
- Programme Development Grants
R&D are able to work with develop and complete your grant application, this includes support for cost attribution. Please contact the R&D team for advise and support.
Additional support is also available from the Research Design Service (RDS) who have a wealth of experience on advising on research grants and research design.