Commissioned research calls
*There are currently no open commisioned calls*
Proposed research areas for 2013/14 EME commissioned calls
The following broad areas are likely to be commissioned during the next year, although the titles and timings may be subject to change. The individual commissioning briefs, which will be published when the calls open, will define the details of the calls..
Anticipated call opening date: October 2013
Anticipated call opening date: February 2014
- Self-harm and suicidal behaviours
- Passive and bioactive implantable medical devices
Anticipated call opening date: June 2014
- Bowel control and faecal incontinence in adults
- Wound healing
Anticipated call opening date: October 2014
- Endoscopic and laparoscopic optical imaging
Resources for applicants
The EME commissioned workstream advertises calls for research proposals that address specific research areas. These calls are usually advertised three times a year.
Please note that these research areas are provisional. There is no guarantee that research in this area will be commissioned until the commissioning briefs are advertised and it is likely that the exact scope and title of the research briefs will change up to the point at which they are advertised. Further information will be posted on this page when it becomes available.
Who can apply?
If you are the lead applicant, you must be based in the UK. Co-applicants may be based outside the UK, and if necessary research can be conducted overseas. The rationale for this should be clearly set out in the application and each case will be judged on its merits. Please note that Research Councils UK eligibility rules apply to the EME Programme. Further information on this requirement is available from the Research Councils UK’s eligibility webpages.
There are two routes available to apply through - the standard two stage application process (outline to full) and the fast-track scheme.
Outline applications will only be accepted using the web-based submission form, available above.
You may only submit a full proposal by invitation from the EME Board, after an outline application has been considered, or when the EME Programme has agreed that you can submit an application through the fast-track scheme. If you are shortlisted at the outline application stage, you will be given information on how to submit your full proposal. If you have been invited to submit a full proposal or wish to apply through the fast-track scheme and require further guidance, please email the EME Programme.
Research suggestion form
Anyone can make a suggestion for research for the EME Programme to consider. We want to hear from you whether you are a public health professional, work in the healthcare industry or are a concerned member of the public. All suggestions received by the programme are checked by experts at the National Coordinating Centre for EME, based in Southampton. Those suggestions that are considered worthy of EME research will go through an internal prioritisation process and, if prioritised, may be advertised through the EME commissioned workstream.
The EME Programme commissions clinical trials and evaluative studies, in patients, which:
- evaluate clinical efficacy of interventions;
- add significantly to our understanding of biological or behavioural mechanisms and processes;
- explore new scientific or clinical principles; and
- include the development or testing of new methodologies.
You may submit as many research suggestions as you wish. Please use a new form for each research suggestion. Please fill in your name and email address in order to help us contact you for more details if your research suggestion is taken forward, before clicking the submit button.
To access the research suggestion form please click here.
If you require any further assistance please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 023 8059 4303
In line with the government’s transparency agenda, any contract resulting from this tender may be published in its entirety to the general public. Further information on the transparency agenda is at: http://transparency.number10.gov.uk/#