There are two mandatory stages for applicants:

For assessment of fit, you should complete a notification form and submit to your Project Officer to circulate to the committee for comment; this does not have to go to a committee meeting. This forms part of the usual notification process that MED and HSC already operate. For SCI and SSF a notification form is available for NIHR applications only.

Notification form for applicants from the Faculty of Health Sciences (MED & HSC)

NIS for applicants from the Faculty of Science (SCI) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (SSF)

The committee will provide comments on:

             a) assessment of school fit

             b) feasibility of the research question

             c) relevance to NIHR programme

For review prior to submission, the application/protocol in whatever state it is in will be submitted to your Project Officer for review at the next meeting. Exceptionally, this review can also take place outside of the committee meetings depending on the NIHR deadline. This should be at least 2 weeks prior to submission. The committee will provide feedback to the applicant (who will be invited to attend, along with the RIN Project Officer). If the applicant is unable to attend the meeting, then the Committee will feedback to the Project Officer, and a nominated member of the committee will be available for direct feedback via telephone or face to face meeting. A recommendation will be made to the Head of School and the NHS Trust on whether the application is ready for submission.

For Stage 2 (full) applications that have been successful at Stage 1 (outline) with NIHR, a copy of the Board response will also be provided to the committee with the application/protocol being reviewed.     

In addition, there are two optional stages for applicants:

At the design stage you are encouraged to submit a proposed project plan to CTU/RDS/NHS Trust and they will alert the review committee.

For proposal development, you can send an early version of the proposal for review at any time. This could be weeks or months before submission.

All submissions must be sent via email, prior to the deadline, to Danelle Breach (FMH Project Officer).

If you have any questions, please send through to the RIN FMH Team, where your query will be directed onwards to the relevant contact.


NIHR Review Panel Meeting Date

Deadline for Submission of Proposal to the NIHR Review Panel
6th Feb 2018  @ 10.00-12.00 30th Jan @ 10.00
6th Mar 2018  @ 10.00-12.00 27th Feb @ 10.00
17th Apr 2018  @ 10.00-12.00 10th Apr @ 10.00
8th May 2018  @ 10.00-12.00 1st May @ 10.00
5th Jun 2018 @ 10.00-12.00 29th May @ 10.00
3rd July 2018 @ 10.00-12.00 26th Jun @ 10.00
7th Aug 2018 @ 10.00-12.00 31st Jul @10.00
4th Sept 2018 @ 10.00-12.00 28th Aug @ 10.00
2nd Oct 2018 @ 10.00-12.00 25th Sep @ 10.00
6th Nov 2018 @ 10.00-12.00 30th Oct @ 10.00
4th Dec 2018 @ 10.00-12.00 27th Nov @ 10.00