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What can PenCLAHRC do for me?
There are several ways PenCLAHRC is trying to help more patients and members of the public, health and social care professionals, and academics in universities become involved in what we do. These opportunities include:
• Allowing healthcare workers to set the research agenda
• Aligning research with real world healthcare priorities
• Helping to clarify and specify uncertainty
• Supporting the development of research bid proposals
• Supporting development and undertaking research
• Promoting use of evidence in practice
• Evaluating change and implementation within health care organisations
• Helping to inform Trusts' research and development agenda
• Bridging the research/practice gap
• Improve the opportunities for your research question to be acted on when you don’t have the time or resources
How do I get involved?
A key part of the process is based on the “Engagement by Design” model, whereby health care professionals, service users, health and social care organisations will be involved at all stages of the research. The five stages of the model work to bridge the gap between research and practice by identifying effective interventions, implementing them and evaluating the implementation. The first stage of the process begins with question generation. Question generation forms a very important part of this procedure. Our question tool is designed to turn your healthcare concerns into manageable research questions.
How will PenCLAHRC help people take their research forward?
If your topic is prioritised PenCLAHRC will help you to develop a strong research proposal to put forward for funding applications from external bodies. PenCLAHRC will allocate you a project facilitator who will help you to establish relevant networks of communication to enable your project to move forward smoothly and rapidly. In most cases, there will be additional academic resource available to project teams, either with an interest in the project area or specific research methods.
Does PenCLAHRC fund projects?
PenCLAHRC does not fund projects directly. However, if a research question is prioritised that involves a systematic review of the literature the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team may be able to help by conducting the review or supporting you through the review. Similarly, there are modelling experts available for prioritised projects that involve simulation studies.
Does PenCLAHRC employ staff?
Yes. Any job opportunities are advertised with one of our partner organisations, a University or an NHS trust.
Where does PenCLAHRC operate?
PenCLAHRC covers all of Devon and Cornwall, including the Isles of Scilly. It is possible, however, for some research projects to include sites outside this area, particularly if a comparison site is required.