Health Improvement, Protection and Services Research Committee (External organisation)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel


The Committee considers applications for research aimed at improving or protecting population health or improving the quality, safety and/or effectiveness of healthcare in Scotland.

Applications must demonstrate the relevance and importance of the research and its potential for significant impact on health in Scotland. A clear pathway for translation of the results into policy and/or practice must be presented.

Development, feasibility or pilot studies (Guidance) that will provide essential data to underpin applications for definitive studies to other funders are expected to form a major proportion of the portfolio.

Competition for funding is high. In addition to assessment of methodology, the potential impact of the study or its capacity to support definitive studies of high potential impact will be key considerations for shortlisting and final funding decisions. It is expected that no more than around 6 proposals will be funded in any one application round. Unless specifically invited, resubmissions of proposals will not be considered.

Queries relating to applications should be directed to Dr Tom Barlow
Period1 Sept 201631 Aug 2020
Held atHealth Improvement, Protection and Services Research Committee, United Kingdom