Welcome to the GM CLRN blog
by Aaron Gow, Communications Manager
We’re keen in Greater Manchester to spread the word about the research we’re supporting.
Our NIHR funding goes to staff in many different organisations who collaborate across the NHS and with Universities and the Life Sciences Industry.To continue supporting our research, we’ve set up this blog (that is mirrored on our Wordpress blog) as a simple way of sharing what is happening within our area. Each blog entry will give a short, simple insight as to what is happening within a particular area of research. As an organisation that works across many areas we’re in a position to share interesting stories about innovation, successes and areas of best practice to help research across the NIHR.
We’ve already started doing this by being the first area in England to share performance data and encourage healthy competition and collaboration within our themes. We also send out regular monthly updates to keep you up-to-date with our work.
In the future we’ll be using social media to spread the news further as well as posting short videos as well as much more news as it happens from across our area.
If you feel you’ve something to say then call me on: 0161 291 5816 or drop me (that's a smiley version of me in the top right of the page) an email:firstname.lastname@example.org
To kick us off, Prof John McLaughlin who runs our Gastrointestinal Theme has written the first piece but the blog is open to anyone who works in some way with GM CLRN. We’re very keen to hear from patients, researcher, practitioners, NHS chief executives, clinical research associates, R&D staff – anyone who feels they have something to say.
I hope you enjoy reading it.
Communications Manager, GM CLRN
A blog is a very simple, less formal way of telling people what’s happening. It’s often thought of as an online journal. We’ve chosen to mirror our postings with an actual blogging site so we can open up the world of research to a wider community. We’ve chosen WordPress to host it as it is free, secure and one of the most popular blog sites, and from a personal point of view it’s very simple to use and update. This is what Wikipedia has to say on blogging:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog