Welcome to SIRN
Funded by the Scottish Government and established to improve the quality and quantity of research into healthcare-related infections in Scotland.
*** SIRN-CSO 2013 HAI Research Consortium Funding Round ***
Call for expressions of interest
Expressions of interest are invited in a SIRN-CSO HAI Research Consortium award of up to £4m to develop a Scottish Consortium to deal with threats to the Scottish population from HAI and emergent organisms. Closing date for expressions of interest: 18 December 2013. Further information.
Heads up -
In the coming months, SIRN intends to launch a call for applications for appropriate (HAI research-related) Masters Studentship awards.
SIRN is on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ScottishInfectionResearchNetwork), and Twitter (sirn01) so sign up now for information as it becomes available.
MRC Research Board and Panel Recruitment 2014
The MRC are seeking new members to serve from 1 April 2014 on the following MRC Boards and Panels:
• Infections & Immunity Board
• Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board
• Neurosciences & Mental Health Board
• Population & Systems Medicine Board
• Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme
• Regenerative Medicine Research Committee
• Methodology Research Programme
Training and Career Development Panels:
• Clinical and Non-Clinical Training and Career Development Panels
• Strategic Skills Fellowship Panel
The closing date for applications is 4pm 7 October 2013.
Paper provides analysis of funding awarded to antimicrobial resistance research
Michael G. Head; Joseph R. Fitchett; Mary K. Cooke; Fatima B. Wurie; Rifat Atun; Andrew C. Hayward; Alison Holmes; Alan P. Johnson; Neil Woodford.
Systematic analysis of funding awarded for antimicrobial resistance research to institutions in the UK, 1997–2010.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2013; doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt349
SIRN Seminar Sponsorship Funding
The SIRN Seminar Sponsorship Fund aims to promote talks on HAI-related topics in departmental seminar programmes throughout Scotland. A maximum of £200 per event is available for use towards expenses for invited speakers, and refreshments. All claims will be paid retrospectively and must be supported by receipts.
Topics should be relevant to the aim of SIRN “to contribute towards the prevention and control of Healthcare-Associated Infections”.
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