National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Funded by the Government, they provide support to develop your career from being a clinician involved in research to becoming a skilled academic researcher. They offer an HEE-NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme for healthcare professionals and an Integrated Academic Training (IAT) programme for doctors and dentists.
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The Applied Research Collaboration – Oxford and Thames Valley (ARC OTV)
ARC OTV is hosted by Oxford Health NHS foundation Trust and led from the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. They carry out “applied” health and social care research – research intended to solve practical problems – as opposed to more curiosity driven “basic research”.
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Clinical Research Network – Thames Valley and South Midlands (CRN)
The CRN provides funding and support to local qualified NHS providers to run clinical research studies. They also offer a comprehensive training programme for NHS professionals who want to get involved with clinical research.
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Research Design Service (RDS) South Central
The RDS supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to NIHR funding programmes and other open, national, peer reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.
Health Education England (HEE)
HEE manages and funds internships for individuals with little or no research experience. Internships deliver a range of taught and academically supervised components that engage and expose you to a clinical academic research environment. As an intern, you will develop the practical skills required to undertake a research project or to develop a project idea, supported by an expert supervisor. The award covers your salary on the days you are undertaking the Internship and away from clinical practice.
Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)
The Oxford AHSN is one of 15 AHSNs across England. They aim to turn innovation into mainstream clinical practice quickly and widely, improving health and creating wealth through better connections between the NHS, research and business.