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Ethics and governance

Clinical trials toolkit

EU Clinical Trials Directive (for trials in the UK)

Human Tissue Act resource page

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

National Research Ethics Service (formerly COREC)

Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Research governance

Research Passports (NHS)

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Funding sources

Action Research

BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)

Department of Health

DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

DFID (Department for International Development)

ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)

and 6th Framework Programme in particular…

FSA (Food Standards Agency)

Health Technology Assessment

Health Technology Portal (collaboration with industry)

IDRN funding bulletin

King’s Fund

Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis UK


National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development

NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)


RDInfo - Health related funding opportunities


Royal Society

UK Clinical Research Collaboration

VMD (Veterinary Medicines Directorate)

Wellcome Trust

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Infectious disease-related societies & professional bodies

Academy of Medical Sciences

Acid Fast Club

Association of Clinical Microbiologists

British Association for Sexual Health & HIV

British Association for Study of the Liver

British HIV Association

British Infection Association

British Liver Trust

British Mycological Society

British Paediatric Allergy Immunity and Infection Group

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

British Society of Gastroenterology

British Society for Immunology

British Society for Medical Mycology

British Society for Parasitology

British Thoracic Society

Central Sterilising Club

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Clinical Virology Network

Faculty of Public Health

Hospital Infection Society

Infection Prevention Society (Incorporating ICNA)

Institute of Biomedical Science

Medical Foundation for AIDS & Sexual Health

Medical Research Society

Public Health Medicine Environmental Group

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of Midwives

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Royal College of Pathologists

Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Surgeons

Royal Institute of Public Health

Royal Society of Medicine

Royal Society for Promotion of Health

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

Society for Applied Microbiology

Society for General Microbiology

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Nursing groups

Clinical Research Nurses Association (CRNA)

British Liver Nurses Forum
Click here for the website.

Infection Prevention Society (Incorporating ICNA)

International Council of Nurses Research Network

International Council of Nurses HIV/AIDS Network

National HIV Nurses' Association

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

Royal College of Midwives

Royal College of Nursing

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Patients groups


MRSA Action UK

National Concern for Healthcare Infections

NHS Centre for Involvement

WHO Patients Safety Group

Encephalitis Society

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Reports, documents and research strategy

Clinical Academic Medicine in Jeopardy

Cooksey Review

Detection and identification of Infectious Disease

Developing Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research in the UK (UK CRC report)

Fighting Infection

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

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

Stopping Tuberculosis in England
On the DH website

Strengthening Clinical Research

Summary of Responses to the Strengthening Clinical Research Call for Evidence

World Health Organization Report on Infectious Diseases 2000. Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance.

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Research Networks / Other Networks

Antibiotic Action

Cambridge Infectious Diseases Consortium

CHAIN (Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network)

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

ESTI2 consortium - electronic self testing instruments for sexually transmitted infections

HCAI Research Network

Health Services Research Network

Medicines for Children Research Network


NHS Networks

NOCLOR - North Central London Research Consortium

Oxfordshire Biosciences Network

Primary Care Research Network

Scottish Infection Research Network

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

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

UK Clinical Research Network

UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network

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Resources for infectious disease researchers

Antimicrobial Resistance

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy

Clostridium difficile online learning module

Electronic Medicines Compendium

Engage in Research

European Vaccine Manufacturers

GPRD Data, common infections and antimicrobial prescribing in primary care in the UK

Healthcare associated infection

Healthcare Republic

Health Protection Agency infection pages

Infection Control Manual

Infections Specialist Library

Infectious Disease Links and News

Infectious Disease News

International Information Centre on Congresses

Intute - providing free access to the very best web resources for education and research.

Lectures by searchable topic

Master ofPublic Health

Medical Translation

Molecular typing and Tuberculosis editorial

National Digital Archive of Datasets

National e-Science Centre

National Electronic Library of Infection

National Electronic Library of Infection Antibiotic Resistance website

National Research Register

National Resource for Infection Control (NRIC)

NHS Research and Development Forum

Nursing recruitment (through Pulese recruitment agency)

RDDirect - advice for researchers

RDLearning - a database of health related training opportunities

Supercourse - Epidemiology

Tomedes (medical translations), Tropical Disease Research to foster Innovation and Knowledge Application

Types of bacteria

UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Units

UK e-Science Grid Support Centre

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