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HTA commissioned funding opportunities

The HTA commissioned workstream commissions research proposals that address specific topics or themes, as identified by the HTA boards and panels. There are three rounds a year (opening March, July and October) containing up to 20 separate call topics.

The following commissioning briefs are now available. This page contains all the documents and information you need to complete your proposal form. Please read the instructions carefully.

The recent HTA call 14/39 – ‘Non-implanted bone conduction hearing aids vs grommets for glue ear in children who have Down syndrome’ has been withdrawn pending publication of information which may further inform the study design. The topic may be re-advertised after consideration by the HTA Programme.

 

Topics inviting collaborative applications from UK and Australian researchers. Primary Research - Two Stage (outline to full proposal)

Topic

DeadlineCommissioning BriefGuidance notesApply
13/154 Early warning signs of relapse in schizophrenia8 May 2014, by 1pm GMTAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 249.29 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
13/155 Relapse prevention interventions for smoking cessation8 May 2014, by 1pm GMTAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 400.31 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply

 

Topics inviting HTA and EME collaborative applications. Primary Research - Two Stage (outline to full proposal)

Topic

DeadlineCommissioning BriefGuidance notesApply
14/37 - Surfactant therapy for critically ill infants with bronchiolitis8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 224.88 KB)Link open in a new window

Access HTA guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new window

Access EME research plan guidance (pdf, 46.2 KB)Link open in a new window

Apply

 

Primary Research - Two Stage (outline to full proposal)

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
13/150 - Self-sampling for sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 122.39 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
13/151 - Interventions for small bowel Crohn's disease8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 122.24 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
13/152 - Surgical interventions for renal stones8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 123.64 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
13/153 - Ablative techniques for liver metastases8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 121.76 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/30 - Multi-modal retinal imaging for surveillance of patients with treated diabetic eye disease8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 215.58 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/31 - CT and MRI for women with ovarian cancer8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 215.32 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/32 - Quantitative fetal fibronectin for ruling out preterm labour8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 258.29 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/33 - Self-monitoring for age-related macular degeneration8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 215.2 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/34 - Treatment of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head 8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 215.14 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/35 - Opioids in chronic non-malignant pain 8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 260.23 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/36 - Risks and benefits of bisphosphonates in patients with osteoporosis and renal impairment 8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 256.31 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/38 - Optimum threshold for intervening with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for infants with bronchiolitis8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 262.21 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/40 - A permissive approach to fever in critically ill children8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 261.97 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/41 - Harm reduction intervention for severe alcohol dependence among people who are homeless8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 261.78 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/42 - Preoperative alcohol cessation prior to elective surgery8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 215.96 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/43 - Guided self-help for depression in adults with autism spectrum disorder8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.56 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/44 - What is the best way to deliver pre-operative smoking cessation interventions8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 216.43 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/45 - Chondroitin sulphate for people with hand osteoarthritis to improve hand function and pain8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 260.32 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply

 

Evidence Synthesis - (full proposal)

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/27 Interventions for antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 254.54 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 391.04 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
13/136 HbA1c targets for people with type 2 diabetes8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 96.07 KB)Link open in a new window

Access guidance notes (pdf, 391.04 KB)Link open in a new window

Apply
13/137 Interventions to increase the uptake of diabetic retinopathy screening8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 95.98 KB)Link open in a new window

Access guidance notes (pdf, 391.04 KB)Link open in a new window

Apply
13/138 Managing diabetes in people with dementia8 May 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 115.98 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 391.04 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
 

 

Primary Research - Two Stage (outline to full proposal)

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/28 - Covered versus uncovered self-expanding metal bowel stents14 August 2014, 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 215.08 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/29 - Enhancing health related quality of life in children who live with a primary carer with serious mental illness14 August 2014, 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.97 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 328.81 KB)Link open in a new windowApply

 

Evidence Synthesis - (full proposal)

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/26 - Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS): primary care intervention 14 August 2014, 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 250.06 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 391.04 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
 

 

Supporting information

*Please note: This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the on-line application form only, for example to see how many characters are accepted in each section and how the printed complete form is laid out will look. Please do not try to use this as an application form, you must apply using the online form available through the links available when calls are open. You should also refer to the application form guidance notes which can be found next to the ‘Apply Now’ button.

You may find the following presentations helpful when preparing your application: 

Queries and problems

Our FAQs section provides advice and guidance based on previous queries we have received. You may find this helpful in preparing your proposal.

If you have a query, please contact: HTA Commissioning Team, Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 5510  or +44 (0)23 8059  5621 (24 hour answerphone) Fax No: 023 8059 5639, Email: htacmsng@southampton.ac.uk 

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