NICE Rolling Call by National Institute for Health Research HTA Programme in England

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Jun 2021

On April 29, 2021, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) HTA Programme opened NICE Rolling Call for first-stage applications. The programme is interested in receiving applications to meet recommendations in research identified in NICE guidance published from 2015 onwards. This call considers the following NICE guidance: clinical, social care, public health, technology appraisals, interventional procedures, and diagnostics.

The key requirements are provided below:

  • Proposals must be within the remit of the NIHR HTA programme, and the primary outcome measure must be health-related;
  • Proposals should reference the NICE research recommendations and provide a clear rationale for any deviation from the given research recommendation;
  • The importance of the proposed research should be justified, including how the work will reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes;
  • Applicants should clearly state how their proposed research addresses a current evidence gap and how the research adds value to the existing NIHR research portfolio;
  • Applicants must demonstrate that the proposed methodology is appropriate and robust, with consideration given to methodological limitations;
  • Applications should be co-produced, showing an equal partnership with service commissioners, providers and service users to provide evidence and actionable findings of utility to decision-makers and service users;
  • Patient and public involvement must be included within the application and study design.

The following documents are available to support the application process:

  • Call specification document;
  • Stage 1 guidance notes;
  • Stage 1 application supporting information.

The first-stage application should be submitted online no later than September 01, 2021. Successful applicants will then be invited to submit a stage 2 application.

See full details here.

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