The range of potential studies eligible for NICRN support will exceed the capacity of the NICRN to undertake those studies, therefore the NICRN does not support automatic eligibility. Instead there is a formal adoption process which ensures that the finite resources of the NICRN are used in a coherent and strategic manner for the benefit of the benefit of Health and Social Care.
Dr Paul Biagioni, Senior Manager, NICRN CC
Applying to the Scottish Portfolio is done through the R&D Office at the relevant Health Board. Eligibility criteria and a list of eligible funders to the Scottish portfolio can be found on the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) website.
Dr Elaine Moir, Communication and Support Manager, CSO
An appropriate member of CSO staff.
The Welsh eligibility criteria include studies where funding is awarded in open competition across Wales and other devolved administrations and is of relevance to NHS and/or social care.
The National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) will also consider other high quality peer-reviewed studies deemed to be important in Wales for adoption onto their Portfolio.
The NISCHR Clinical Research Portfolio adoption criteria are available on the NISCHR Clinical Research Centre website.
The NISCHR CRC Portfolio and Information Team