National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Application Process:
The British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) is one of the largest UK membership organisations dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the provision and delivery of critical care nursing. This involves providing the opportunities and services which support personal and professional development that promote the art and science of critical care nursing. This includes supporting nurses with research opportunities consisting of study awards that may involve adoption of studies onto the NIHR Comprehensive Research Network (CRN) portfolio. The BACCN is a non-commercial partner with the NIHR which allows researchers numerous opportunities to develop research for patient benefit. The BACCN is a registered charity and is run voluntary by a national board of senior critical care nurses as per its constitution.
Benefits for studies being included onto the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) portfolio have access to NHS infrastructure for research, training, and ISRCTN registration.
NHS infrastructure for research: Includes NHS Service Support and Research Management and Governance Support via the Clinical Research Network which provides:
(Taken from www.crn.nihr.ac.uk)
The BACCN adheres to the following eligibility criteria for NIHR clinical research network support:
There are set submission deadlines throughout the year which the applicant needs to consider. All submissions will be in line with terms and conditions below.
The submission will include:
These documents need to be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. for the attention of the national secretary. The national secretary will then anonymise the CV for a blind peer review and forward all documentation to the professional advisors and one other board member as necessary. All communication with the applicant will be via the national secretary.
Dr Tim Collins
EdD, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCLT (HE),
BACCN National Board Professional Advisor