Commissioned research calls
The following commissioning briefs are now open. We strongly advise that applicants read the guidance notes in full and consult the application checklist before filling out the proposal form to ensure that it meets the expected criteria.
Assessment dates - August & September 2013 cut-off
We expect proposals received by the cut-off dates of 6 August 2013, 3 September 2013 and 10 September 2013, and deemed within remit to be assessed at the October 2013 RFB. The RFB will assess for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money.
Please note that if a very high response is received, some outline applications may not be taken forward for further assessment if they are deemed to be non-competitive and/or it may be necessary to defer some outline applications until a later date. 'Non-Competitive' means that a proposal is not of a sufficiently high standard to be taken forward for further assessment in comparison with other proposals received and funded by the PHR Programme because it has little or no realistic prospect of funding. This may be because of scientific quality, cost, scale/duration, or the makeup of the project team.
Assessment dates - December 2013 cut-off
We expect proposals received by the cut-off dates of 18 December 2013, and deemed within remit to be assessed at the February 2014 RFB. The RFB will assess for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money.
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In line with the government’s transparency agenda, any contract resulting from this tender may be published in its entirety to the general public. Further information on the transparency agenda is at: http://transparency.number10.gov.uk/#