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Building research capital to facilitate research

Green, G and Rein, M (2013) 'Building research capital to facilitate research.' Health Research Policy and Systems, 11 (1). ISSN 1478-4505


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The National Institute for Health Research, Research Design Service (NIHR RDS) was set up to increase the number and proportion of high quality applications for funding for applied and patient focused health and social care research. Access to specialist expertise and collaboration between researchers and health practitioners at the proposal development stage is crucial for high quality applied health research. In this essay we develop the concept of 'research capital' to describe the wide range of resources and expertise required to develop fundable research projects. It highlights the key role the RDS plays supporting researchers to broker relationships to access the requisite 'research capital'. © 2013 Green and Rein; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 13:38
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:48

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