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    New date announced for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    19th August 2016

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has announced the next launch date for the next Massive Open Online Course, which will run on 7 November 2016 for the third time since it was developed in 2015.

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    NIHR CRN Gastroenterology achieves first global patient in a Antibiotic Refractory Primary Idiopathic Pouchitis study

    19th August 2016

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network Gastroenterology specialty has achieved first global patient in a Antibiotic Refractory Primary Idiopathic Pouchitis study.

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    The Nursing Times features innovative recruitment model created by NIHR nursing team

    15th July 2016

    Written by the 2015 winners of the Clinical Research Nursing category of the Nursing Times Awards, based at the NIHR Cambridge BioResource, the article highlights a novel recruitment model with a focus on volunteer recruitment including strategies for engagement and retention of recruitment to research studies.

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About Gastroenterology Research

We oversee research that deals with diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, intestinal tract, liver and biliary tree, and pancreas. This means that we support a wide range of research studies such as those involving diseases of the oesophagus and digestive tract, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and studies on the development and function of the digestive tract.

We support a national portfolio of high quality research studies relating to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal disorders.

We support researchers to deliver high quality studies to time and target in the NHS. We do this by engaging with the existing research community and developing local research infrastructure. Our portfolio covers research pertaining to the whole gastrointestinal tract and includes:

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View a list of links to professional associations and other organisations related to Gastroenterology research.

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Patient, carer and public information

Patients are at the centre of our work. As a patient, carer or as a member of the public you can get involved by taking part in research, or by helping to shape research.

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Case studies

  • Engaging global communities in research learning

    Enabling understanding of clinical research and its role in improving healthcare is a core objective in the Network. In 2015 the Network’s Workforce, Learning and Organisational Development team partnered with the Digital Learning team at Leeds University to develop an online course; ‘Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’. The course is free, and available to anyone wanting to learn about clinical research.

  • Maintaining the UK's leading edge

    Eight senior clinical academics joined the ranks of the Network in 2015 as Specialty Cluster Leads. Their role? To ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of clinical research so that NHS patients can continue to benefit from leading-edge treatments. Insight magazine learns why and how.

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Key contacts

  • Assistant Specialty Cluster Lead

    Jane Beety

    E: jane.beety@nihr.ac.uk

  • Existing study enquiries - life-sciences industry

    Enquiries about studies already on the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio

    E: crncc.support@nihr.ac.uk

  • Existing study enquiries - non-commercial

    Enquiries about studies already on the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio

    E: crncc.portfolioa@nihr.ac.uk

  • General enquiries - Gastroenterology

    NIHR CRN Coordinating Centre
    Minerva House
    5 Montague Close
    London
    SE1 9BB

    E: crngastroenterology@nihr.ac.uk

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