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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.

View a list of proposed topics for future HTA commissioned research.

View commissioning briefs of continuing interest

Evidence synthesis - one stage (straight to full proposal)

Deadline 1pm, 19 May 2016

Topic

DeadlineCommissioning BriefGuidance notesApply
16/11 - Treating mental health problems associated with a history of complex traumatic events19 May 2016, by 1pm Access commissioning brief (pdf, 175.77 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 586.01 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
16/12 - Aids to cancer diagnosis in primary care19 May 2016, by 1pm 
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 220.57 KB) Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 586.01 KB) Link open in a new window
Apply

Primary Research - two stages (HTA expressions of interest to full proposal)

Deadline 1pm, 19 May 2016

Topic

DeadlineCommissioning BriefGuidance notesApply
15/33 - Promising pharmacological therapy for treatment resistant bipolar depression19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 109.77 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
15/154 - Management of thoracolumbar fractures
19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 140.04 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
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15/167 - Knee braces in the management of knee osteoarthritis
19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 139.19 KB)  Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
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16/13 - Persistent acne in adult women19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 136.95 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
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16/14 - Family-based intervention for the management of asthma in children of south Asian origin19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 183.69 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
16/15 - Secondary care treatment for severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 183.21 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
16/16 - Carboprost vs oxytocin as the first line treatment of primary postpartum haemorrhage19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 183.92 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
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16/18 - Topiramate for posttraumatic stress disorder19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 138.87 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
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16/19 - Remotely delivered behavioural intervention for tics in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 144.09 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
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16/20 - Treatment of persistent anxiety disorder in adolescents after an inadequate response to low intensity psychological therapy19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 142.93 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
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16/21 - Unscheduled Bleeding in Women Using Long Acting Reversible Contraception19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 151.43 KB) Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
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16/23 - Prescribing high dose fluoride toothpaste to older patients19 May 2016, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 138.62 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
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Primary Research - two stages (HTA expressions of interest to full proposal)

Deadline 1pm, 15 September 2016

Topic

DeadlineCommissioning BriefGuidance notesApply
16/24 - Biological response modifier drugs for rare autoimmune diseases15 September 2016, by 1pm 
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 139.11 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB)  Link open in a new windowApply

16/25 - Poorly controlled diabetes and outcomes of elective surgery 

15 September 2016, by 1pm 
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 187.09 KB) Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
Apply

 

Primary Research topics inviting collaborative applications from UK and Australian researchers - two stages (HTA expressions of interest to full proposal)

Deadline 1pm, 15 September 2016

These topics have been identified as an opportunity for collaboration between Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) HTA Programme and we welcome joint applications from Australian and UK researchers in addition to standalone applications from UK based researchers.

Topic

DeadlineCommissioning BriefGuidance notesApply
16/17 - Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent recurrent lower respiratory tract infections in children with neurological impairment15 September 2016, by 1pm 
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 248.67 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB)  Link open in a new windowApply

16/22 - Smoking cessation interventions in children of school age

15 September 2016, by 1pm 
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 247.48 KB) Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 437.31 KB) Link open in a new window
Apply

 

Timelines - initial application to project start

Applications received by 19 May 2016 will be considered at the HTA Funding Board in July 2016. Following the Board meeting, successful first stage applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Applicants will have eight weeks to complete and submit a full application form, which will then be considered at the following HTA Funding Board in November 2016.

Applications received by 21 January 2016 will be considered at the HTA Funding Board in March 2016. Following the Board meeting, successful first stage applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Applicants will have eight weeks to complete and submit a full application form, which will then be considered at the following HTA Funding Board in July 2016.

Applications received by 24 September 2015 will be considered at the HTA Funding Board in November 2015. Following the Board meeting, successful first stage applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Applicants will have eight weeks to complete and submit a full application form, which will then be considered at the following HTA Funding Board in March 2016.


New HTA Expressions of Interest application form 

The HTA Programme is pleased to be launching a pilot for a new Expression of Interest (EoI) application form, which is designed to replace the outline proposal form.  EoIs will proceed to a funding board, with any short-listed applications invited to proceed directly to a full proposal. 

We hosted a webinar on 13 November 2014 presented by Dr Peter Davidson and Dr Martin Ashton-Key, introducing the new Expression of Interest form. You may find this helpful when preparing for your application. Watch the webinar Link open in a new window

Contact us

If you have any feedback on this new form, please email htacmsng@soton.ac.uk. For help and support using the form, please contact us on 023 8059 5510.  

 

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. 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.

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Trial Steering Committee and it is important that you read the TSC/SSC Guidance (pdf, 203.37 KB) before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate. 

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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