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The information on this page gives prospective researchers an overview of what conducting research within Brainkind might entail.
Before making enquiries or submitting an application, please consider the following:
Brainkind’s Research Group meets every month to review new project proposals and evaluate and advise on the implications for future research and practice that may result from completed projects.
If you are a researcher planning to submit a proposal, please refer to our research approval process and application checklist, which overview the areas covered in our reviews. The approval process is available to download here, and the application checklist is available here.
Our research group must review all projects carried out within Brainkind. The group meets every second Tuesday of the month, and we encourage researchers to submit applications at least two weeks in advance. Depending on the type of project (audit, evaluation or research), a review by the Health Research Authority (HRA) may also be required. This may include certain forms of single case studies. For more information on approvals or to obtain an initial application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We often receive requests from researchers to advertise their study to our stakeholders, staff and the people we support.
These projects need to be reviewed by our research group. If you want us to advertise your study, please email email@example.com to apply for review.
When planning your project and the time required to prepare your application, please consider the following:
People we support
We support adults with complex and high dependency needs resulting from various conditions, including acquired brain injury such as traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, arthritis, stroke, multiple sclerosis and disabilities resulting from accidents (e. g. spinal cord injury). Our annual brain injury reports detail the demographic and clinical characteristics of the people we serve in our rehabilitation and residential support centres.
All people supported in rehabilitation
Impact on care, treatment, and service delivery
Brainkind is not a grant-giving institution. However, if you believe your study is in line with our areas of interest, we may be able to contribute to a collaborative project. Please note that researchers are responsible for all extra costs incurred by the Brainkind from hosting a research project, such as those arising from arranging cover staff.
People with brain injuries have unique needs. To help as many people as possible, we have a network of hospitals, assessment and rehab centres, and community support services across the UK.