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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.

 

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

Deadline for applications - 1pm, 15 January 2015

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/216 - Bioimpedance guided fluid management in dialysis patients15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 228.27 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/217 - What is the clinical and cost- effectiveness of nebulised antibiotics in reducing exacerbations in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis?15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/218 - Surgical treatment of pressure ulcers15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 137.99 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/219 - Skeletal survey upon presentation of a linear skull fracture in infants and young children15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.8 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/220 - Improving sleep for people with dementia living in the community15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 182.66 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/221 - Z-drugs for sleep disturbance in people with dementia15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 181.33 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/222 - Lithium or an antipsychotic as adjunctive therapy to an antidepressant for patients with treatment resistant depression15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 140.43 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/223 - Treating second and subsequent episodes of bacterial vaginosis15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.04 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply

 

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

Deadline for applications - 1pm, 12 May 2015

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/224 - Opioids in chronic non-malignant pain12 May 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 183.33 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/225 - Collagenase treatment for moderate Dupuytren's contracture12 May 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 185.82 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/226 - Septoplasty for a deviated nasal septum12 May 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 137.93 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 414.41 KB) Link open in a new windowApply

 

Primary Research - two stages (outline to full proposal)

 Deadline for applications - 1pm, 17 December 2014

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/160 - Treatment of first-time traumatic shoulder dislocation17 December 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.17 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 525.13 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/161 - Fibre for uncomplicated symptomatic diverticular disease of the large bowel17 December 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 139.78 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 525.13 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/166 - Prevention of parastomal hernia formation17 December 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 137.91 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 525.13 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/168 - Minimally invasive autopsy for fetuses and children based on a combination of post-mortem MRI and endoscopic autopsy examination17 December 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 140.99 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 525.13 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
 

 

Evidence Synthesis -  one stage (full proposal)

Deadline for applications - 1pm, 17 December 2014 

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/157 - Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions17 December 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 175.66 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 591.03 KB)Link open in a new windowApply

 

Evidence Synthesis - one stage (full proposal)

Deadline for applications - 1pm, 15 January 2015

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/210 - Prognostic markers in early Crohn's Disease15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 229.13 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 591.03 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/211 - Interventional management of hyperhidrosis15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 170.97 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 591.03 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
14/212 - Interventions for sleep disturbances in children with neurodevelopmental disorders15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 176.2 KB)Link open in a new window

Access guidance notes (pdf, 591.03 KB) Link open in a new window

Apply
14/213 - Motivation for type 1 and type 2 diabetes self-management15 January 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 174.97 KB)Link open in a new window

Access guidance notes (pdf, 591.03 KB) Link open in a new window

Apply
 

Timelines - initial application to project start

Applications received by 17 December 2014 will be considered at the HTA Commissioning Board on 10-11 March 2015. Following the Board meeting, successful outline 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 Commissioning Board on 7-8 July 2015. 

Applications received by 15 January 2015 will be considered at the HTA Commissioning Board on March 2015.  Following the Board meeting, successful outline 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 Commissioning Board in July 2015.

Applications received by 12 May 2015 will be considered at the HTA Funding Board in July 2015. Following the Board meeting, successful outline 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.

 

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. 

 

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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