19/101 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

Closing date: 1pm, 8 January 2020

Please note that primary research proposal submissions to this call will be on the new NIHR stage 1 application form. This is part of a streamlined application process for researchers applying for funding and is in response to wide user feedback, and as part of the NIHR’s continuous improvement culture.

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The secretariat function of the Programme is managed by the NIHR Evaluation Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) based at the University of Southampton under a contract with the Department of Health and Social Care.

The HTA Programme is funded by the NIHR, with contributions from the CSO in Scotland, NISCHR in Wales, and the HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

The NIHR HTA Programme funds research to assess the effectiveness of technologies within the NHS. In this researcher-led workstream, grants are available for primary research and evidence synthesis on topics proposed by the researchers.


Proposals should normally evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a health technology. For diagnostic technologies, researchers may suggest equivalent evaluations.

We are interested in receiving proposals addressing any health problem in areas not otherwise well covered in our portfolio. Please note that proposals should be within the scope of the HTA Programme. Proposals to investigate the organisation of health services, or services entirely outside the NHS will not be eligible.

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