The University of Manchester (UoM) bid for phase 5 of MRC Confidence in Concept (CiC) funding

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester


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Technical Summary

The Confidence in Concept scheme is a key part of MRC’s translational research strategy and provides annual awards to institutions, to be used flexibly to support the earliest stages of multiple translational research projects. The award can be used by the institution to support a number of preliminary-stage translational projects. The projects supported should aim to provide sufficient preliminary data to establish the viability of an approach –– before seeking more substantive funding.  It is intended to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach.
Description Gene Expression Data and Diagnosis of GHD - Presentations at British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations at British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology - won best clinical abstract award. Data presented at NovoNordisk meeting on GH in Copenhagan and we will be including an element of our transcriptomic research into two upcoming industry studies on long acting growth hormone (REAL4 and REAL5).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018