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Register for Healthcare Involvement and Technology Evaluation (RHITE) 

The Register for Healthcare Involvement and Technology Evaluation (RHITE) has been established by the NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative to support study recruitment by improving Patient and Public Involvement, Participation and Engagement (PPIPE) in Brain Injury research. Please find further information below:

To enable us to support you best when the time comes, your ongoing promotion of the register amongst local patient and carer groups as well as interested individuals is pivotal. The more recruits from your local area the better the potential sign up to your study. We are more than happy to send you hard copy leaflets, please contact Francesca Piffer (involve@brainmic.org).

When the time does come, we will need the following 4-weeks in advance of the involvement start date, as it will take at minimum one month for us to contact relevant consented persons and for them to respond. What we expect from you:

  • Plain English summary of the study (one paragraph)
  • What you are looking for, including simple eligibility criteria, type of involvement, and timescales
  • Supporting documentation, including information sheets and study protocol (if relevant)

Please find a template paragraph for inclusion in research proposals, which has been developed by Mr James Piercy (TBI representative & Outreach Lead, BrainMIC).

To enhance Patient and Public Involvement, Participation and Engagement (PPIPE) in the proposed study, we will draw on the established Register for Healthcare Involvement and Technology Evaluation (RHITE). RHITE is a free-resource to support patient and carer recruitment in brain injury research studies. The tool has been developed and is managed by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative.

If you have any questions please contact involve@brainmic.org

Apply for funding

  1. SEEDCORN FUNDING COMPETITION:

    The Brain Injury Medtech Co-operative engages annually in seedcorn funding competitions and mentoring of young innovators – open to the whole of the UK – through small grants subject to rigorous independent review by our network of experts.

    Priority in seedcorn funding is given to projects in line with unmet needs and desired outcomes identified by Patient and Carer representatives, within an approach that ensures that novel ideas and technologies are identified at an early stage and economic value identified and captured.

    For more information, visit our seedcorn funding competition page.

  2. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

    Visit our funding opportunities page to find out more about current funding opportunities from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), The Newton Fund, and many more

Please contact us if you have any questions or want more information!