National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - Early announcement

Posted on 08/07/2013

NIHR Themed Call: Early Announcement - UPDATE

Preventing the development and spread of Antimicrobial Resistance

We are pleased to announce that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Antimicrobial Resistance themed call will now be launching mid-July. Application forms will be available from participating programmes’ websites between July and December 2013, with the EME and HTA Programmes opening first. This call is for research into the evaluation of public health measures, health care interventions and health services to reduce the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance and consequent morbidity.

This call for research is part of a coordinated response by the NIHR to the publication of the 2nd volume of the 2011 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer: Infections and the rise of antimicrobial resistance. It will also support the Department of Health-led UK Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (expected to be published in summer 2013) which sets out how the challenges outlined in the report will be met.

This call is intended to cover all aspects of translational, clinical and public health research that could, through new developments or changes in practice, contribute to a reduction in the spread or occurrence of antimicrobial resistance and consequent infections. Research may encompass better prevention, improved surveillance and monitoring and diagnosis as well as the more effective use of existing antibiotics, improved education and training and the development of new antimicrobial therapies and better treatment strategies.

The following NIHR programmes will participate in this call for research:

• Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)

• Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR)

• Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

• Invention for Innovation (i4i)

• Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)

• Public Health Research (PHR)

• Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

• Fellowships programmes

Further information on this call will be available online at from mid-July.

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