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 Methodology Research Programme.

The MRC-NIHR Methodology Research Programme

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

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

The MRP 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.  

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