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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

 

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

Deadline for applications - 1pm, 24 September 2015

Topic
Deadline
Commissioning brief
Guidance notes
Apply
15/31 - Interventions for adolescents with first episode psychosis
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 139.65 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
Apply
15/97 - Self-monitoring for age-related macular degeneration
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 137.1 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/98 - Follow-up after curative treatment for cervical cancer
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 137.25 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
Apply
15/99 - Biomarker-guided duration of antibiotic treatment
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 138.05 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/100 - Inhaled therapies in treatment of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 139.12 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/101 - Gabapentin for acute pain in postsurgical patients
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 181.23 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/102 - Collagenase treatment for moderate Dupuytren's contracture
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 230.43 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/103 - Surgical management of rotator cuff repair with an augmentative patch
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 215.41 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/104 - Ventilation and sedation weaning protocols in children
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 138.01 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/105 - Late pregnancy ultrasound
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 138.98 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
Apply
15/106 - Sensory integration therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 138.53 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/107 - Facilitating the return to work of NHS staff with common mental health disorders
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 184.62 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/108 - Individualised supported employment to improve the health related quality of life of people with chronic pain who are unemployed
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 138.79 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/109 - Management of sexual dysfunction associated with antipsychotic drug therapy
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 183.67 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/110 - Treating second and subsequent episodes of bacterial vaginosis
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 137.19 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/111 - Smoking Harm Reduction
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 137.27 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/112 - Unscheduled Bleeding in Women Using Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
24 September 2015, by 1pm
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Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/113 - Bridging from emergency to regular contraception
24 September 2015, by 1pm
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Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/114 - Smoking cessation interventions in children of school age
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 137.97 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/115 - Pharmacological Interventions for Phantom Limb Pain Following Amputation
24 September 2015, by 1pm
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Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/116 - Rapid tests for fungal infection*
24 September 2015, by 1pm
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Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/117 - Zoledronic acid to reduce fractures in patients with alcoholic liver disease
24 September 2015, by 1pm
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15/118 - An intervention for young children with reactive attachment disorder living in foster care
24 September 2015, by 1pm
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Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
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15/119 - Topiramate for posttraumatic stress disorder**
24 September 2015, by 1pm
Access commissioning brief (pdf, 142.58 KB)Link open in a new window
Access guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new window
Apply

 

* Applicants applying to topic 15/116 should be aware that the EME Programme are also considering applications in this area. You may wish to check the remit of both programmes prior to applying.

** Applicants applying to topic 15/119 must attach this mechanistic study template (docx, 85.33 KB) Link open in a new
windowfollowing the word limits and instructions contained therein. Applicants not wishing to submit a mechanistic study must still complete the template with clear wording to that effect, and submit along with their application using the MIS.

 

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

Deadline for applications - 1pm, 24 September 2015

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
15/39 - Treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 106.27 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
15/40 - A clinical decision aid to inform the management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men in primary care24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 106.38 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
15/41 - Interventions for adults with spasticity due to Cerebral Palsy24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 107.02 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
15/42 - Multi-modal retinal imaging for surveillance of patients with treated diabetic eye disease24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief  (pdf, 106.99 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
15/43 - Extended rehabilitation for older frail people after acute illness or injury24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 107.5 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
15/44 - Thresholds for intervention in fever among critically ill children24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 126.78 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
15/45 - Specialist intensive rehabilitation for lower limb amputees24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 106.69 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
15/46 - Methylphenidate in cancer-related fatigue24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 106.1 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 436.85 KB)Link open in a new windowApply

Timelines - initial application to project start

Applications received by 12 May 2015 will be considered at the HTA Funding Board in July 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 November 2015.

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.

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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