The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme, an NIHR and MRC partnership, has funding available for research into the following topics:
16/125 - Mechanisms of action of health interventions
16/127 - Novel Interventions for Treatment Resistant Depression
16/128 - Improving Safety and Efficacy Through Targeted Drug Delivery
16/129 - Epilepsy
Projects must have a strong collaborative approach, involving at least two of academia, NHS and industry. The EME Programme is particularly keen to encourage collaboration with small and medium enterprises.
The EME Programme welcomes studies adopting novel and efficient study designs or that include the development or testing of new methodologies in an embedded methodological study (EMS).
Where delivery of the EMS is integral to the main efficacy trial the additional costs should be modest and the purpose should be to explore issues that may potentially increase the efficiency of trials and value for money. The proposed work should be included in the EME application.
For more information and to apply, please visit the EME funding page: http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/eme-commissioned