Wednesday, 17 December 2008

NIHR Funding announced for 'Researching research use and research impact'

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Posted by: Claire

Researching research use and research impact

The NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) Programme is providing up
to £3m for research into partnerships between universities and NHS

One of the aims of the research call is to fund projects that will produce
timely and accessible results that can inform the ongoing development of the
NIHR Collaborations for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs). A further
aim is to make a substantial contribution to the developing international
literature on research use and research impact. Research teams are
encouraged to submit proposals that build on their own knowledge of this field
and develop it further in creative ways.

Full details of the call (ref CLA258) and contact details for queries can be
found at

There will be an informal briefing meeting for potential applicants on
Wednesday 28 January in London.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday 26 February 2009.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at the library @ ScHARR
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Posted by Andy

Friday, 12 December 2008

NEW Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

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Post by Anna

Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

For more information about the funding service available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page or contact me on 0114 2220894 or by email

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

New! 'Online Learning' course on literature searching from East Midlands RDS!

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Post by Anna

East Midlands RDS is pleased to announce its first-ever online learning course on 'Scoping the Literature for your Research Bid'.

It is an online-only course which will run for one week from Monday 23rd February to Friday 27th February 2009. The course is the equivalent of one half-day course.

Please Note: this course is for NHS staff in the Trent Region only.

To book, please visit our website at
or for more info email Claire Beecroft at

Monday, 8 December 2008


'Where has the time gone' it seems like a few weeks, certainly not 10 years. Information Resources has grown successfully over these 10 years. I would say that working at the University has been certainly the 'Best Job' in all my career, and the skills I brought here have enabled to develop both the team and myself. As for the team 'brilliant' we have had such fun, sadness, laughter, and been together through all lifes troubles and joys and supported each other through difficult times. We have organised several conferences and managed, many training/teaching courses both internally and externally. I have supported Andrew Booth through his role of 'International Player' which has enabled him to move on to a new wider role, where his skills can be used and valued.
Over the years the University and especially ScHARR has changed dramatically it has become sharper, more focussed, more people-oriented, and moved away from the old 'class' type of education system, and I am proud to have played a part in this.
My new role is working fully supporting Wendy Baird, Trent RDSU Director, the work is varied and I can use the skills I have learnt in Information Resources to help develop the 'New Short Course Unit' and update Trent Webpages and prepare for the next Annual Report.
Scharr-Lock has moved on at last, and it was time that I did too. My best wishes for continued success to Andrew and the 'Team' we go our seperate ways with good grace, and happy memories. Wishing everyone a "Good New Year"

All my best wishes Tricia
Tricia Qanem PA to Wendy Baird Administrator Trent RDSU Trent RDSU 1st Floor ScHARR Regent Court 30 Regent Street Sheffield S1 4DA 0114 2220703

Thursday, 4 December 2008


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Post by Anna

The December edition of Take Five is out now

Take Five is packed full of current awareness, training courses, research funding opportunities and new websites.

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Cantrell on 0114 2220894 or by email