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Greater Manchester: Research support and guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on research funded or supported by NIHR

Greater Manchester: Research support and guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on research funded or supported by NIHR

 

CRN Greater Manchester: COVID-19 impact

 

Contacting CRN Greater Manchester 

If you wish to contact NIHR CRN Greater Manchester with any queries, please do so via our usual contact address, which is being monitored as usual: researchsupport.crngm@nihr.ac.uk 

We have also created an online COVID-19 notification form if you want to make us aware of any issues which have arisen as a result of the virus in relation to the Open Data Platform (ODP). 

Restart Framework 

The NIHR has published a Restart Framework to guide the restarting of NIHR research activities which have been paused due to COVID-19. 

Training 

While social distancing measures are in place, the CRN GM learning programme has been adapted to a provision of mainly online learning opportunities but we are now able to offer face to face training under strict infection control protocol (when there’s evidence of demand). Full details.

Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2020

The Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2020 have unfortunately been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, we will be celebrating the excellent work that has taken place across our region during a "Greater Manchester Research Celebration Week" in November 2020. Further details will follow. 

Urgent public health research studies for COVID-19

The Department of Health and Social Care has classified a number of studies as urgent public health research expedited studies. Further information on all studies has been provided on the NIHR's COVID-19 website. 

Recording delays

The data recording system, R-Peak, now has a new functionality which allows Trust R&I teams to record/capture research delays caused to NIHR Portfolio studies by COVID-19.

Our Head of Information Management & Technology has provided full details