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Joint BRC and CTU New Business Proposal Process

Do you have a research idea that aligns to the remit and themes of the NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)? Is it people-focused research?

Please check the remit via the BRC website.

The Joint BRC and CTU New Business Proposal Process aims to simplify how you can access timely and coordinated support to successfully launch your new project. If your proposal fits our remit, BRC and CTU experts will help you develop your idea and prepare a successful funding application.

The BRC team can provide support and advice in the following areas:

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)
  • Academic capacity/training
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO)
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Use of biomarkers
  • Use of data
  • Communication/Dissemination

To obtain advice, please access the resources listed below to help guide your thinking about the support required. We then ask you to complete the short downloadable form below so we can ensure you are linked with the most appropriate experts for your needs. Please email the completed form to newbusiness@trials.bham.ac.uk  and BirminghamBRC@uhb.nhs.uk.

Whilst we may provide general advice around costs you should include within your proposal (if you are developing one), this does not replace the roles and responsibilities of your local teams that support bid preparation/costing (e.g. UoB research facilitators or Research Application Service (RAS)).

Please note we may only be able to provide high-level support if the proposal does not fit with the remit and vision of the Birmingham BRC.

List of resources

PRO resources

PPIE-EDI resources and tools