The NIHR Research Design Service South East is hosting an event to discuss and explore what is meant by equality, diversity and inclusion in research and the importance of thinking about it when planning your health or social care research project.
Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Director of the NIHR Applied Research Collaborations East Midlands and Centre for BME Health, will talk about his recent research on COVID-19 in ethnic minority populations. Dr Esther Mukuka will talk about her new role as the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the NIHR, and the increasing emphasis being put on those that apply for any NIHR funding to demonstrate their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and a healthy research culture more generally.
The presentations will be followed by informal workshops to look at different case studies demonstrating the application of equality, diversity and inclusion principles in research.
The event is open to anyone with an interest in applied health and social care research.
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Writing Week in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences is coming up next week and we wanted to highlight some of the expertise within BUCRU and NIHR RDS (Research Design Service) and remind you that we’re available to provide support for your health or social care research.
Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit (BUCRU) supports researchers in improving the quality, quantity and efficiency of research across the University and local NHS Trusts.
We do this by:
- Helping researchers develop high quality applications for external research funding (including small grants)
- Ongoing involvement in funded research projects
How can we help?
BUCRU/RDS can provide help in the following areas:
- Formulating research questions
- Building an appropriate team
- Study design
- Appropriate methodologies for quantitative research, e.g. statistical issues, health economics
- Appropriate methodologies for qualitative research, e.g. sampling, analytical strategies
- Advice on data management and data analysis
- Identifying suitable funding sources
- Writing plain English summaries
- Identifying the resources required for a successful project
- Critical reviews of proposed grant applications can be obtained through our Project Review Committee before they are sent to a funding body.
- Patient and public involvement in research
- Trial management
- Ethics, governance and other regulatory issues
- Linking University and NHS researchers
Over the coming weeks we’ll cover some of these areas in more detail in future blogs and how we can help you.
Our support is available to Bournemouth University staff and people working locally in the NHS, and depending on the support you require, is mostly free of charge. There are no general restrictions on topic area or professional background of the researcher.
If you would like support in developing your research please get in touch through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 01202 961939. Please see our website for further information, details of our current and previous projects and a link to our recent newsletter.