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Methodology research

Support for methodology

The MRC supports methodology development through a variety of mechanisms: embedded within broader research proposals considered by our Boards and Panels, programmatically within Units and Institutes and development of underpinning methodologies via the MRC-NIHR Better Methods, Better Research .

The MRC-NIHR Better Methods, Better Research

The MRC-NIHR Better Methods, Better Research is structured to respond to the underpinning methodological priorities in health research across the entire MRC and NIHR remit.

The BMBR Panel considers response-mode applications from the perspective of potential methodological innovation, the drivers for methods development, and informative value of the methods.

The Methodology Advisory Group advises on strategic priorities for consideration by the Panel, and considers research challenges and requirements from partner organisations relevant to health and biomedical research and delivery.  

BMBR maintains a portal of BMBR-endorsed guidance resources and supports the Hubs for Trials Methodology Research to ensure dissemination, uptake and adoption of best practice for research.

Strategic opportunities

No strategic opportunities are currently active.

New opportunities will be announced July 2020.