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Reviewers help the NIHR at every stage of the research process. Our reviewers help to prioritise research topics, ensure we fund the best applications and help to shape our open access reports published by the NIHR Journals Library, and in doing so play a vital role in maintaining and improving the quality of our research.
Reviewing bids for NIHR helps me to feel like I am contributing to something bigger, helping NIHR to fund work that answers important questions to improve health and reduce inequalities.
Dr. Brendan Collins
Our reviewer community is made up of individuals with a wide range of expertise such as:
If you would like to register as an NIHR reviewer using your professional experience, then please complete this form.
To register as a reviewer using your experience as a patient, carer, or member of the public, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The information you provide will be held on our Management Information System (MIS) so that we can approach you when a suitable reviewing task arises. Find out more about the role of the reviewer.
For longer answers, you can drag the bottom right-hand corner of a text-entry field to expand the size. If you have any other queries about how to fill out this form, please do not hesitate to contact us on 023 8059 5586 or at email@example.com.
The NIHR Dissemination Centre works with a number of professional and public contributors throughout the entire dissemination process. We encourage regular input from external stakeholders to ensure that the views of our key audiences are kept at the heart of everything we do.
If you are interested in health or social care research, there are lots of ways that you can get involved in the work of the NIHR Dissemination Centre.
Every week, the NIHR Dissemination Centre’s editorial board meet to discuss which abstracts should be turned into Signals. Before the abstracts are discussed, they are sent to professional and public raters for feedback on its relevance and importance to decision makers and patients. Find out more about becoming a rater and how to sign up.
We believe that tremendous value can be added to our summaries by including comments and quotes from experts and patients that have knowledge and expertise in the areas that we cover. If you are interested in providing commentaries for specific interest areas, or would like further information on exactly what is involved, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
As a rater, I feel I am able to contribute in some small way towards helping disseminate the right types of health care research – that which is needed, rigorous and applicable to our NHS.
Dr Ross Atkinson
The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a non-profit making initiative, established in 2004. It brings patients, carers and clinicians together in Priority Setting Partnerships(PSPs). These PSPs identify and prioritise evidence uncertainties, or unanswered questions, that they agree are the most important. The aim of this is to help ensure that those who fund health research are aware of what really matters to the people who need to use the research in their everyday lives.
If you are interested in setting up your own Priority Setting Partnership, or taking part in PSP surveys, visit at the JLA website for more information and advice.
Providing the most effective health and social care is a huge challenge. There are so many products and procedures in use, with more being developed all the time, but often there is little good evidence about what works and what doesn’t.
We commission and fund projects looking at the usefulness of new and existing tests, treatments and devices and at new and existing ways of doing things. We also look at how to improve public health to see what really works in practice.
To make good decisions about what research to fund we need a complete and balanced picture about which questions most urgently need answering. Use the form below to make your research suggestions.