Research and innovation
Research Application Process
The selection process for research funding will comprise a preliminary and full application stage. Proposals at both the outline and full application stage will be assessed by the charity’s Research Assessment Panel, with additional independent experts co-opted if required. Please see the membership of this panel below.
Invited full applications will be subject to external independent peer review and applicants will be given an opportunity to respond to the reviewers' comments.
All full applications recommended for funding will need to be endorsed by the charity's Trustees.
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Quality, accountability, transparency and openness
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is a member of the AMRC. As such, we ensure the research we fund meets the highest possible standards of quality, accountability, transparency and openness.
To achieve this, we have:
- implemented an independent peer review processes
- established an externally-led Research Assessment Panel
- developed a research strategy to maximise our support of projects that will make a real difference to the lives of children at GOSH.
Research Assessment Panel
Funding recommendations around the research projects that the charity fund are made by the Research Assessment Panel. The role of the Panel is to:
- assess all new research funding applications
- recommend to the Grants Committee those projects of a high scientific merit, with a clear potential for delivering patient benefit, and which fit within the charity’s research strategy
- evaluate progress against defined goals for existing projects receiving funding from the charity
- report on the success of research projects to enable the Trustees to understand better the impact of the charity’s funding in generating improvements in child healthcare
- review the charity’s research strategy and make recommendations to the Trustees.
Research Assessment Panel members (as of June 2021)
- Professor Pamela Kearns, University of Birmingham (Panel Chair)
- Professor Rosalind Smyth, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
- Professor Raj Chopra, Apple Tree Partners
- Professor Eamonn Maher, University of Cambridge
- Associate Professor Tim Collier, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Professor Veronica Swallow, Sheffield Hallam University
- Dr Li Chan, Queen Mary University of London
- Professor Caroline Wright, University of Exeter
- Professor Carl Goodyear, University of Glasgow
- Professor Rafael Yáñez-Muñoz, Royal Holloway University of London
- Professor James Boardman, University of Edinburgh
- Mrs Yvonne Parry (lay member)
- Baroness Margaret Jay (lay member)