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Ethics and governance

Clinical trials toolkit
http://www.ct-toolkit.ac.uk/

EU Clinical Trials Directive (for trials in the UK)
http://www.uk-legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2004/20041031.htm

Human Tissue Act resource page
http://www.idrn.org/human_tissue_act.php

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
http://www.mhra.gov.uk/index.htm

National Research Ethics Service (formerly COREC)
http://www.nres.npsa.nhs.uk/

Nuffield Council on Bioethics
http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/

Research governance
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Policyandguidance/Researchanddevelopment/A-Z/Researchgovernance/index.htm

Research Passports (NHS)
http://www.nihr.ac.uk/systems/Pages/systems_research_passports.aspx

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Funding sources

Action Research
http://www.action.org.uk/research_projects/guidelines_for_project_applicants.php

BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/

Department of Health
http://www.doh.gov.uk/research/index.htm

DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
http://www.defra.gov.uk/

DFID (Department for International Development)
http://www.dfid.gov.uk/

ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/

EU
http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/index_en.html
and 6th Framework Programme in particular…
http://www.cordis.lu/fp6/

FSA (Food Standards Agency)
http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk/

Health Technology Assessment
http://www.hta.ac.uk/funding/index.shtml

Health Technology Portal (collaboration with industry)
http://www.healthtechnologyportal.org.uk/scripts/default.asp?sid=3

IDRN funding bulletin
http://www.idrn.org/funding.php

King’s Fund
http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/

Meningitis Research Foundation
http://www.meningitis.org/research

Meningitis UK
http://www.meningitisuk.org/research.htm

MRC
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/

National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development
http://www.nccrcd.nhs.uk/

NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/

NHS R&D
http://www.dh.gov.uk/ProcurementAndProposals/RDCallsForProposals/fs/en

RDInfo - Health related funding opportunities
http://www.rdinfo.org.uk/

ResearchResearch
http://www.researchresearch.com

Royal Society
http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/

UK Clinical Research Collaboration
http://www.ukcrc.org

VMD (Veterinary Medicines Directorate)
http://www.vmd.gov.uk/

Wellcome Trust
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/index.htm

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Infectious disease-related societies & professional bodies

Academy of Medical Sciences
http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/

Acid Fast Club
http://www.acidfastclub.co.uk/

Association of Clinical Microbiologists
http://www.aclinmicrobiol.org.uk/

British Association for Sexual Health & HIV
http://www.bashh.org/

British Association for Study of the Liver
http://www.basl.org.uk/

British HIV Association
http://www.bhiva.org/

British Infection Association
http://www.britishinfection.org/drupal/

British Liver Trust
http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/home.aspx

British Mycological Society
http://www.britmycolsoc.org.uk/

British Paediatric Allergy Immunity and Infection Group
http://www.bpaiig.org/

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
http://www.bsac.org.uk/sitemap.cfm

British Society of Gastroenterology
http://www.bsg.org.uk/

British Society for Immunology
http://bsi.immunology.org/

British Society for Medical Mycology
http://www.bsmm.org/

British Society for Parasitology
http://www.bsp.uk.net/

British Thoracic Society
http://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/

Central Sterilising Club
http://www.csc.org.uk/

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
http://www.cieh.org/

Clinical Virology Network
http://www.clinicalvirology.org/

Faculty of Public Health
http://www.fphm.org.uk/

Hospital Infection Society
http://www.his.org.uk/

Infection Prevention Society (Incorporating ICNA)
www.ips.uk.net

Institute of Biomedical Science
http://www.ibms.org/

Medical Foundation for AIDS & Sexual Health
http://www.medfash.org.uk/index.html

Medical Research Society
http://www.medres.org.uk/j/index.php

Public Health Medicine Environmental Group
http://www.phmeg.org.uk/

Royal College of General Practitioners
http://www.rcgp.org.uk/

Royal College of Midwives
http://www.rcm.org.uk/

Royal College of Nursing
http://www.rcn.org.uk/

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
http://www.rcog.org.uk/

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/

Royal College of Pathologists
http://www.rcpath.org

Royal College of Physicians
http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/

Royal College of Surgeons
http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/

Royal Institute of Public Health
http://www.riph.org.uk/

Royal Society of Medicine
http://www.rsm.ac.uk

Royal Society for Promotion of Health
http://www.rsph.org/

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
http://www.rstmh.org/

Society for Applied Microbiology
http://www.sfam.org.uk/

Society for General Microbiology
http://www.socgenmicrobiol.org.uk/

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Nursing groups

Clinical Research Nurses Association (CRNA)
http://www.crna.org.uk/

British Liver Nurses Forum
Click here for the website.

Infection Prevention Society (Incorporating ICNA)
www.ips.uk.net

International Council of Nurses Research Network
http://www.icn.ch/resnet.htm

International Council of Nurses HIV/AIDS Network
http://www.icn.ch/hivaids_net.htm

National HIV Nurses' Association
http://www.nhivna.org/

RCN Research in Child Health Network
Click here for their website.

Royal College of Midwives
http://www.rcm.org.uk/

Royal College of Nursing
http://www.rcn.org.uk/

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Patients groups

INVOLVE
http://www.invo.org.uk/

MRSA Action UK
http://www.mrsaactionuk.net/

National Concern for Healthcare Infections
http://www.nc-hi.com

NHS Centre for Involvement
http://www.nhscentreforinvolvement.nhs.uk/

WHO Patients Safety Group
http://www.who.int/patientsafety/patients_for_patient/who_we_are/en/index.html

Encephalitis Society
www.encephalitis.info

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Reports, documents and research strategy

Clinical Academic Medicine in Jeopardy
http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/p_clinacad.pdf

Cooksey Review
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/4/A/pbr06_cooksey_final_report_636.pdf

Detection and identification of Infectious Disease
http://www.foresight.gov.uk/OurWork/CompletedProjects/Infectious/Index.asp

Developing Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research in the UK (UK CRC report)
http://www.ukcrc.org/publications/reports.aspx

Fighting Infection
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200203/ldselect/ldsctech/138/138.pdf

Getting Ahead of the Curve
On the DH website

Hepatitis C: Action Plan for England
On the DH website

Improvement Expansion & Reform
On the DH website

Medical Research Council research strategy
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/About/Strategy/index.htm

National Strategy for Sexual Health & HIV
On the DH website

NHS Priorities and Needs: R & D Funding
On the DH website

On the State of Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2007
On the DH website

Path of Least Resistance
http://www.advisorybodies.doh.gov.uk/smac1.htm

Stopping Tuberculosis in England
On the DH website

Strengthening Clinical Research
http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/images/publication/pscr.pdf

Summary of Responses to the Strengthening Clinical Research Call for Evidence
http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/images/project/Strength.pdf

World Health Organization Report on Infectious Diseases 2000. Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance.
http://www.who.int/infectious-disease-report/2000/index.html

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Research Networks / Other Networks

Antibiotic Action
http://www.antibiotic-action.com/

Cambridge Infectious Diseases Consortium
http://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/

CHAIN (Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network)
http://chain.ulcc.ac.uk/chain/index.html

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases
http://www.eid.ed.ac.uk/

ESTI2 consortium - electronic self testing instruments for sexually transmitted infections
http://www.esti2.org.uk/

HCAI Research Network
http://www.hcainetwork.org/

Health Services Research Network
http://www.nhsconfed.org/specialist/specialist-1789.cfm

Medicines for Children Research Network
http://www.mcrn.org.uk/

Med-Vet-Net
http://www.medvetnet.org/cms/

NHS Networks
http://www.networks.nhs.uk/1.php

NOCLOR - North Central London Research Consortium
http://www.noclor.nhs.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=1

Oxfordshire Biosciences Network
http://www.obn.org.uk/

Primary Care Research Network
http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/php4-cgiwrap/hscpcrn/index.php

Scottish Infection Research Network
http://www.gla.ac.uk/sirn/

Tuberculosis Modelling and Analysis Consortium (TB MAC)
Consortia focused on improving global Tuberculosis control by coordinating and promoting mathematical modelling and other quantitative research activities. Link
http://tb-mac.org/

LSHTM Tuberculosis Modelling Group
Group focussed on using mathematical and statistical models to better understand the natural history and epidemiology of Tuberculosis, and to improve the contribution of TB modelling to policy decisions and implementation
http://tbmodelling.lshtm.ac.uk/

UK Clinical Research Network
http://www.ukcrn.org.uk/index.html

UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network
http://www.ukdctn.org/home/

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Resources for infectious disease researchers

Antimicrobial Resistance
http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu

Clostridia.net
http://www.clostridia.net/

Clostridium difficile online learning module
http://learning.bmj.com/learning/search-result.html?moduleId=6070005

Electronic Medicines Compendium
http://www.medicines.org.uk/

Engage in Research
http://www.engageinresearch.ac.uk/

European Vaccine Manufacturers
http://www.evm-vaccines.org/

GPRD Data, common infections and antimicrobial prescribing in primary care in the UK
http://www.idrn.org/antimicrobial_prescribing.php

Healthcare associated infection
http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/HealthcareAcquiredInfection/fs/en

Healthcare Republic
www.healthcarerepublic.com

Health Protection Agency infection pages
http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/

Infection Control Manual
http://www.infectioncontrolservices.co.uk/

Infections Specialist Library
http://www.library.nhs.uk/infections/

Infectious Disease Links and News
http://www.mdlinx.com/IDLinx/

Infectious Disease News
http://www.infectiousdiseasenews.com/

International Information Centre on Congresses
http://www.congres-relation.com/

Intute - providing free access to the very best web resources for education and research.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/

Lectures by searchable topic
http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/assist/topicsearch.htm

Master ofPublic Health
http://masterofpublichealth.org/

Medical Translation
http://www.appliedlanguage.com/medical_translation.shtml

Molecular typing and Tuberculosis editorial
http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/full/169/7/779

National Digital Archive of Datasets
http://ndad.ulcc.ac.uk/

National e-Science Centre
http://www.nesc.ac.uk

National Electronic Library of Infection
http://www.neli.org.uk/

National Electronic Library of Infection Antibiotic Resistance website
http://www.antibioticresistance.org.uk

National Research Register
http://www.update-software.com/National/

National Resource for Infection Control (NRIC)
http://www.nric.org.uk/

NHS Research and Development Forum
http://www.rdforum.nhs.uk/index.htm

Nursing recruitment (through Pulese recruitment agency)
http://www.pulsestaffing.co.uk

RDDirect - advice for researchers
http://www.rddirect.org.uk/

RDLearning - a database of health related training opportunities
http://www.rdlearning.org.uk/

Supercourse - Epidemiology
http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/supercourse/index.htm

Tomedes (medical translations)
http://www.tomedes.com/

TropIKA.net, Tropical Disease Research to foster Innovation and Knowledge Application
http://www.tropika.net/

Types of bacteria
http://www.typesofbacteria.co.uk/

UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Units
http://www.ukcrc-ctu.org.uk/

UK e-Science Grid Support Centre
http://www.grid-support.ac.uk

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