National Institute for Health and Care Research

Get Involved in Research

Two men with a babyNow that you have considered all the implications of becoming a research site, and feel confident that you are research ready, it’s time to get involved in research!

Participate in a research project

The Supporting Early Minds Network will facilitate relationships between early years services and organisations and researchers by sharing research opportunities for you to get involved in. We are currently developing our processes to assist with this, especially in terms to how we ‘vet’ research studies / projects, and ensure the safety of parents and caregivers and their young children.

Make sure you are signed up to receive communications from the Network to hear the latest opportunities via our Expressions of Interest form. You can also get in touch with us if you have any queries on:

Your research site might also want to be more actively involved in setting the research agenda, by co-developing a research application alongside researchers. This often involved more time and resources, but can have significant advantages for your organisation. Find out more about co-developing research.

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