Glossary of Acronyms

National Institute for Health Research, Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care

2008 -2013 SY – South Yorkshire, LYBRA, Leeds York and Bradford

2014 – 2018 YH - Yorkshire and Humber

 

Acronym

Definition

AAR

After Action Review

ABPI

Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry

ACFs

Academic Clinical Fellowship

AHPs

Allied Health Professionals

AHSN

Academic Health Science Network

AMRC

Association of Medical Research Charities

AMS

Academy of Medical Sciences

AR

Annual Report

BIA

Bio Industry Association

BME

Black Minority Ethnic Communities

BRCs

Biomedical research Centres

BRUs

Biomedical Research Units

CAT

Clinical Academic Training Programme

CCF

Central Commissioning Facility

CCG

Clinical Commissioning Groups (e.g. GPs)

CCRN

Comprehensive Clinical Research Network

CIMAS

Centre for Information on Musculoskeletal

CL

Clinical Leadership

CLAHRC

Collaborations for Leadership in Health Research Care

CLAHRC BBC

Birmingham & Black Country

CLAHRC CP

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

CLAHRC EM

East Midlands

CLAHRC EOE

East Of England

CLAHRC GM

Greater Manchester

CLAHRC LNR

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland

CLAHRC LYB

Leeds, York & Bradford

CLAHRC NDL

Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & Lincolnshire

CLAHRC NT

North Thames

CLAHRC NWC

North West Coast

CLAHRC NWL

North West London

CLAHRC OX

Oxford

CLAHRC SL

South London

CLAHRC SWP

South West Peninsula

CLAHRC SY

South Yorkshire

CLAHRC W

West

CLAHRC WM

West Midlands

CLAHRC WX

Wessex

CLAHRC YH

Yorkshire and Humber

CLRN

Comprehensive Local Research Network

CQC

Care Quality Commission

CPRD

Clinical Practice Research Datalink

CRAG

Consumers in Research Advisory Group (user group which review PPI aspects of research proposals)

CRD

Centre of Reviews and Dissemination

CRFs

Clinical Research Facilities for Experimental Medicine

CRN

Clinical Research Network

CRNCC

Clinical research Network Coordination Centre

CSP

Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permission

CSRM

Centre for Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology

CSR

Comprehensive Spending Review

CT Toolkit

Clinical Trials Toolkit

CTFs

Clinical Trials Fellowship ships`

CTUs

Clinical Trails Units

D4D

Devices for Dignity

D4D HTC

Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Cooperative

DARE

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects

DECs

Diagnostic Evidence Cooperative

Dementia TRC

Dementia Translational Research Collaboration

DeNDRoN

Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network

DH

Department of Health

DRFs

Doctoral Research Fellowship

DRN

Diabetes Research Network

ECMCs

Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres

EME

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

ENRICH

Enabling Research in Care Homes

ENTERIC HTC

Bowel Function Healthcare Technology Cooperative

EOI

Expression Of Interest

EQUATOR

Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research Network

Equons

Enhancing the quality of oral nutrition support

Executive

NIHR CLAHRC YH Executive Board – meets six weekly

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

FP

Fellowships Programme

FSF/RCF

Flexibility and Sustainability Funding/Research Capability Funding

GCP

Good Clinical Practice

HEE

Health Education England

HICF

Health Innovation Challenge Fund

HIRA

Health Research Authority

HS&DR

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

HSC

Horizon Scanning Centre

HSP

Healthcare Scientists Programme

HSRN

Health Services Research Network

HSTO

? Funding group – formerly SDO

HTA

Health Technology Assessment Programme

HTCs

Healthcare Technology Co-operatives

HTMR

Hubs for Trails Methodology Research

IRAS

Integrated Research Application System

i4i

Innovation for Innovation  Programme

IAT

Integrated  Academic Training Programme

INVOLVE

INVOLVE national advisory group

IRAS

Integrated Research Application System

IS

Information Systems Programme

ISR

Independent Scientific Review

JLA

James Lind Alliance

JLA PSPs

James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Programme

JSNA

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment – Public Health

KEE

Knowledge Exchange Event

KMFs

Knowledge Mobilisation Fellowshipship

LS&DP

Leadership Support & Development Programme

MCRN

Medicines for Children Research Network

MHRA

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

MHRN

Mental Health Research Network

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding

MRC

Medical Research Council

MRC-NIHR NPC

MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre

MRP

Methodology Research Programme

mCIA

model Clinical Investigation Agreement

mCTA

model Clinical trail Agreement

NCRN

National Cancer Research Network

NETS CC

NIHR Evaluation, Trails and Studies Coordinating Centre

NHS EED

NHS Economic Evaluation Database

NHS FT

National Health Service Foundation Trust

NICE

National Institute of Care Excellence

NIHR

National Institute for Health Services Research

NIHR BRC

NIHR Biomedical Research Centres

NIHR BRU

NIHR Research  Biomedical Research Units

NIHR CCF

NIHR Central Commissioning Facility

NIHR HTA

NIHR Health Technology Assessment

NIHR PGfAR

NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research

NIHR RDS

NIHR Research Design Service

NIHR RfPB

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit

NIHR TCC

NIHR Trainees Coordinating

NNOCRI

NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure

NRES

National Research Ethics Service

OSCHR

Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research

OGD

Other Government Department

PCRN

Primary Care Research Network

PDAs

Product Development Awards

PDGs

Programme Development Grants

PGfAR

Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme

PHR

Public Health research Programme

PM

Project Manager

PPI

Patient and Public Involvement

PROSPERO

Database of Prospectively Registered Systematic Reviews

PRP

Policy Research Programme (DH)

PSTRC

Patient Safety Translational Research Centre

R&D

Research and Development

R&G

Regulation and Governance

RAE

Research Assessment Exercise

RCD

Research Capacity Development

RCF

Research Capability Funding

RCGP

Royal College of General Practitions

RCT

Randomised Controlled Trails

RDS

Research Design Service

REC

Research Ethics Committee

RFPB

Research For Patient Benefit Programme

RLO

Research Liaison Officer

RM&G

Research Management and Governance

RMP

Research Methods Programme

RP

Research Passport

RPs

Research Professorships

RSS

Research Support Service

SG/SMG

Steering Group/Senior Management Group

SHU

Sheffield Hallam University

SPCR

School for Primary Care Research

SPHR

School for Public Health Research

SPR

Systematic Reviews Programme

SRN

Stroke Research Network

SSCR

School of Social Care Research

STH

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Strategic

NIHR CLAHRC Strategic Partnership Board – meets 3 x per year

TAR

Theme Activity Report

TARs

Technology Assessment Reviews

TCC

NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre

TL

Theme Lead

TM

Theme Manager

TRFs

 Transitional Research Fellowships

TRPs

Translational Research Partnership

TSRN

Topic-Specific Research Network

TUOS

The University of Sheffield

UKCC

 UK Cochrane Centre

UKCRC

UK Clinical Research Collaboration

UK CRGs

UK Cochrane Review Groups

UKCRN

UK Clinical Research Network

UK CTG

UK Clinical Trails Gateway

UKTI

UK Trade and Investment

VTE

Venus Thromboembolism

YH

Yorkshire and Humber