The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is tasked with the maintenance of a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focusing on the needs of patients and the public.
Under this commissioned call – 18/89 Digital Technologies to Improve Health and Care – NIHR seeks to support empirical research studies to evaluate the use of digital technologies to improve health outcomes, self-management of health or delivery of health and social care. The purpose of the call is to evaluate existing digital technologies and their potential to bring benefit to health and social care – the development of digital interventions is outside of the remit of this call.
Applicants should justify the importance of their proposed research and identify how the work supports aspirations to improve health outcomes, enable individuals to better manage their own health, extend or support the roles of health and social care staff, improve the delivery of health and social care services or reduce health inequalities. Consideration must also be given to timely delivery and future relevance of findings and the effect of digital technologies on health inequalities.
All applications must be collaborative between any two (or more) of industry, academic institutions and NHS trusts. The NIHR expects to receive applications from co-ordinated multidisciplinary teams of investigators spanning both health and non-health specialties/disciplines, bringing together all the necessary skills and expertise required to deliver the research proposed.
Outline applications must be made via the NETSCC Management Information System (MIS).
Deadline: 19th March 2019
HS&DR 18/89 Digital Technologies to Improve Health and Care
National Institute for Health Research