What support we offer

Developing your Research Idea

1-to-1 support to refine your research question

Rapid evidence summaries to develop your case for support

Research seminars and workshops

Developing a Project

Support in identifying collaborators

Current funding opportunities

Patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE)

Seed funding

Grant Writing

Help to develop a Research Development Group

Administration support during the grant writing process

Advice on research methods, impact and PPIE

Seed Funding

To support research development

Seed funding of up to £5000

How does an RDG operate

NIPHRN uses a Research Development Group (RDG) model to bring people together from a range of backgrounds in public health to focus on developing a specific research protocol to attract external funding.

Any member can suggest a research idea which can then be circulated to other network members.

    Our Research Development Groups

    The RDG Model

    • NIPHRN member has a research idea
    • Member completes short enquiry form detailing data
    • Idea is circulated to network members
    • Interested members express an interest in the research idea
    • Multi-disciplinary RDG is formed
    • RDG meets regularly to develop proposal
    • Evidence from research project feeds back to the public health community