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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

Upcoming call – developing innovative, diverse and inclusive public partnerships

This month, applications open for Programme Development Grants competition 34, including a brand new call to encourage inclusive new ways of partnership working between researchers, people and communities and other key stakeholders. Find out more in this webinar video.

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, Capturing the Contribution, highlights the value and impact of our teams of pubic contributors, from the viewpoints of the public contributors themselves, the RDS advisers and researchers.

Read previous blogs below:

June 2022: Optimising recruitment to a clinical trial

May 2022: Key messages from the Thinking Ahead Study: Barriers and Enablers to End of Life Care Planning with Ethnically Diverse Patients, their Family and Health Care Professionals

April: Celebrating young people making a difference in health research

March 2022: All systems go: systems thinking in public health researc

February 2022: Making a case for the priority of a research topic,