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The training now consists of two sections
The next session is on Tuesday 20 Feb 2024 10.30-12pm

available for all Health and Social Care Northern Ireland staff, allied health professionals and healthcare students, and we want YOU to apply!

The EU Medical Device Regulation (Regulation 2017/745) (EU MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (Regulation 2017/746) (EU IVDR) require the sponsors of clinical investigations and certain performance studies to be established in the EU (or Northern Ireland) or have a legal representative established in the EU (or Northern Ireland).


UK to associate to Horizon Europe and Copernicus programmes through a bespoke new agreement with the EU

NIHR launches £10m funding programme for social care research

The call opened on 24 August 2023 and closes on 28 September 2023.

You are invited to participate in this survey of the training needs of people interested in training from Evidence Synthesis Ireland.

The survey is for stakeholders including researchers, healthcare professionals, policy-makers, students, academics, information specialists, patients and the public, and other generators and users of evidence syntheses. 

Please note our workshops are primarily for those resident on the island of Ireland.

Health and Social Care Research & Development (HSC R&D) Division in Northern Ireland is excited to announce a new Approvals Service.


From autumn 2023, the number of funding opportunities created by the HSC R&D Division investment in National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funding programmes is increasing. The Evidence Synthesis programme, Invention for Innovation (i4i), Research for Social Care (RfSC), Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (PGfAR) and Programme Development Grants have been added to the suite of programmes accessible to NI Chief Investigators

Moonshots for the UK: transforming tomorrow together

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and UK Research and Investment (UKRI) are seeking input to help shape a potential new Moonshots Programme. If the UK does not associate to Horizon Europe this would become a core part of the Pioneer Innovation package, but we are seeking your exciting new Moonshot ideas in either scenario.

The expression of interest for submitting initial ideas for moonshots is now live and will run until 5pm on Monday 10th July.