NIHR Digital

Working together to personalise and modernise research

The NIHR Digital Transformation

The NIHR wants to make the most of digital so that we can accelerate treatments and improve outcomes for patients. We're doing this together through a cross NIHR programme of work and in partnership with patients, public and researchers. We have the opportunity to work together in innovative and exciting ways and we've created this site to support this. This work is supported by Dr Louise Wood (Director of Science, Research and Evidence at the Department of Health).

9 November 2020

Roadmap workshops - reaching the finishing line

The roadmap planning phase of the NIHR's future Digital Strategy is nearing completion with 21 workshops having taken place over the past eight weeks. The final workshop that took place on 2 November focused on the development of workplace tools, and the outcomes from all of the workshops have now been uploaded to this microsite.

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5 October 2020

NIHR team presents at Leeds Digital Festival 2020

Last week members of the Digital Office and wider digital leaders from NIHR hosted a session at the Leeds Digital Festival 2020. The focus was on how digital innovation is changing health and care research and rising to the challenge of getting effective research in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the use of national data to identify the places of the greatest need for research. Other themes centred on the world of ‘lifestyle’ and wearable data and how that may impact our health and welfare in the future, as well as how the NIHR’s Digital Strategy is leading us to new ways of involving the public in research – and how Covid 19 has accelerated our digital ‘push’.

For full details, visit the event’s session page.

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View the Digital Office's presentation at Leeds Digital Festival 2020

Working remotely and virtually has become the “new normal” for most of us over the last four months, and demonstrated the importance and value that digital technology and innovations can bring to NIHR. But where do we go next?

In our latest update:

  • Our new Chief Digital Officer, discusses his early reflections coming into post and how we take our digital transformation forward with a refreshed strategy

  • Introducing the NIHR Digital Office’s Project Support Coordinator

  • Leadership Live - look out for the recording if you missed it

  • NIHR Digital Showcase and Awards 2020 - submissions still open

Take a moment to read the latest update and stay connected and inspired online.

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As a follow up to our popular Digital Roadshows which toured the coordinating centres last year, we held an Online Roadshow in March to help spread the word about our work and showcase the many helpful digital tools the NIHR Hub has to offer.

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Welcome to the March 2020 update for NIHR Digital - our commitment to working together to personalise and modernise research through innovation and transformation

Find out more about:

  • Staying connected with NIHR’s digital tools

  • NIHR Digital Showcase and Awards 2020 - submissions still open with a special call for innovative digital working

  • The new-look NIHR Hub!

  • Update from NIHR Digital

    • Introducing the new Head of the NIHR Digital Office - Adrian Hall

    • The NIHR’s new Chief Digital Officer - John Nother

    • Leadership of the NIHR Digital Office - a personal thank you

  • Get Involved

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As you may have seen on various NIHR Community pages, tomorrow a new interface will greet you when you go to hub.nihr.ac.uk. This update will bring a number of changes, including a fresh new interface, some new widgets and the presence of a CloudSearch search bar in the centre of the page.

A walkthrough video is available should you wish to know more. The video covers an overview of what the new Hub will look like, and where things will be in the new look.

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Welcome to the January 2020 update for NIHR Digital - our commitment to working together to personalise and modernise research through innovation and transformation

Find out more about:

  • NIHR Digital Showcase and Awards 2020 - submissions still open with a special call for innovative digital working

  • A blog from Laurie Oliva, Head of Public Engagement at NIHR CRN Coordinating Centre (CRNCC)

  • Update from NIHR Digital

    • Recruitment of leadership roles

    • NIHR Digital Roadshows - Jonathan Sheffield to host new online session on 2 March - SAVE THE DATE!

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