Working with us
If you are interested in working with us, complete our short and easy to complete enquiry form which you can download below:
Following receipt of this we will arrange an introductory conversation within two weeks in order for us to learn more about your enquiry. If necessary, a confidentiality agreement can be arranged prior to this. During this meeting we will provide you with initial advice on how the MIC may be able to support you during your research or direct you to another, more appropriate, team.
Following the introductory meeting, we will review your research proposal in more detail, potentially seeking advice from clinicians and other experts. We will then be able to decide if the project is within our remit and capacity. If we are able to offer support, we will propose some options for the project and suggestions for the potential role of the MIC.
Once agreed in principle, we will develop a written proposal which will include the following:
- Newcastle MIC’s work packages, including identifying knowledge gaps
- Ethical and regulatory approvals needed
- Agreed or proposed funding source(s)
- Study price and payment schedule
- Terms and conditions including Intellectual Property management, publication agreements and rights and obligations of both parties
Depending on our role within the proposal, if you plan to submit a grant application, we can support you and be a part of that application either as a co-applicant, collaborator or sub-contractor. This role would then determine the price, which will be higher if we are a sub-contractor and providing a service. Whether a grant is being sourced or commercially funded, the costs of the NIHR Newcastle MIC must obviously be met. New applications require new costings and re-applications require re-costings. We also expect to see the full application prior to submission of any grant, in order to ensure mutual understanding.
Please be aware that developing a successful application takes time and sufficient lead time is necessary when working towards a grant application deadline. Therefore, we do ask for as much notice as possible in advance of the deadline (for example a minimum of one month for Innovate UK and two months’ notice for NIHR). This increases the chance of a successful collaboration.
Please submit your form to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.