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Apply for PCPIE support

If you are interested in collaborating with our PCPIE group in the development of your research application, the next step is to complete the application form below. Once you have completed the form please click "Submit" at the bottom of the page. All of the information regarding your proposed research will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

This is a new initiative and we do not know what the demand for this service will be at this stage. We will endeavour to provide an initial response to your application within 10 working days. This initial communication will let you know whether we are able to support your request for PCPIE.

If we are able to support your request, the timeframe for responding in detail will be dependent on the date of the next meeting of the PCPIE working group and the deadline of your research proposal. Given the lead time required, early applications are encouraged. The PCPIE Working Group will meet 3 times a year. We will publish the dates of the meetings shortly and as a guide, researchers should ideally apply at least 3 months in advance of PCPIE Working Group meetings but we appreciate that this might not always be possible.

Submit PCPIE Support Request

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Study Title:

Please enter the full title of your research proposal

Lead Applicant Details
Please enter the contact details of the Lead Applicant/Principal Investigator of the research proposal.


First Name:

Last Name:

Email Address:

Type of research 

Please tick no more than two most relevant boxes:

 Laboratory science
 Clinical translational research
 Randomised trial
 Epidemiology or health services research
 Other clinical study

Lay Summary

Please write a brief lay summary of your research proposal (maximum 500 words).
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Word Count :
Scientific summary

Please write a brief scientific summary of the research proposal (maximum 250 words).

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What aspects of the research need support from the HSRC PCPIE group?
Please tick all of the options that apply.  i 
In the first instance, we are only likely to be able to offer support at the planning/design stage of a research grant application. However, it would be useful for us to know the demand for PCPIE support in the lifecycle of a research project, so we can identify the need for further resources and plan accordingly.

 Planning of the research
 Design of the research
 Management of the research (e.g. steering/advisory group)
 Developing participant information resources
 Undertaking or analysing the research (e.g. member of research team)
 Contributing to the reporting of the research
 Dissemination of research findings

Anticipated funder
Please tick all of the options that apply:

 NIHR other

Anticipated date of submission  i 
Please enter the date you intend to submit the application to your main anticipated funding organisation. Should you need to make us aware of any other significant deadlines, please enter them in the ‘Additional Information’ box below.

Additional Information
Please feel free to include any additional information regarding your proposal that you think would be useful  Upload a draft or full research proposal to support your application  i 
If you wish to upload a draft or full research proposal (in PDF or Word format) to support your application then please tick this box. When your application is submitted you will be emailed a link to access an upload form.

How did you hear about this service?

 RCoA website
 HSRC website
 RCoA Mailing
 NIAA Research Week