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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Southampton: Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research
Document Ref:
GB003ZM330679
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
National Institute for Health Research
Date Published:
18 May 2020
Deadline Date:
22 June 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research Global Effort on COVID-19 Health Research is a new cross UK government funding call aiming to support applied health research that will address COVID-19 knowledge gaps. The focus is on understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The call prioritises epidemiology, clinical management, infection control and health system responses. The call is supported by: the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) with input from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) The Funds form part of the UK's Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment. Support will be available to address the impacts of COVID-19 in LMICs for research which has a direct and primary focus on improving health in LMIC countries. . Proposals should normally be up to £1m per award. The size of awards will vary according to the needs of each research project, but will need to provide a robust case for value for money. Eligibility Applications are particularly encouraged from LMIC Principal Investigators (PIs), as well as PIs based in the UK working in equitable partnerships with LMIC investigators. Applicants must have a relevant academic affiliation to an eligible institution in an LMIC or the UK. Eligible UK institutions include UK Higher Education Institutions, Research Council institutes, and eligible Independent Research Organisations (IROs). For researchers based in LMICs, eligible institutions include Higher Education Institutions, research institutions and not-for-profit organisations. Where the application is submitted by an LMIC organisation, the primary headquarters of that organisation must be in one of the LMIC countries where the research will take place. The institution must be legally registered in an LMIC or the UK and the Principal Investigator must be employed by the institution that is hosting the research. Please see call specification for full eligibility criteria. Scope All proposals will need to be able to show how the proposed research could make a significant contribution to understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in low and middle-income countries within 18 months of the award. Proposals for, up to 18 months duration, are sought on the following topics: Epidemiology Transmission Disease susceptibility and severity Control and mitigation IPC and PPE Public health, media and communication Clinical management Natural History Interventions Health service delivery Multimorbidity Infection prevention and control (IPC) Movement control Personal protection equipment (PPE) Role of the environment in transmission Behavioural and cultural influence Diagnostic tests Test-trace-isolate approach Social Science Care, access and health systems Media and Communication Engagement Health and care delivery Underpinning research

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

National Institute for Health Research
N/A
Southampton UK
N/A N/A
N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research

Global Effort on COVID-19 Health Research is a new cross UK government funding call aiming to support applied health research that will address COVID-19 knowledge gaps. The focus is on understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The call prioritises epidemiology, clinical management, infection control and health system responses.

The call is supported by: the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) with input from the UK Department for International Development (DFID)

The Funds form part of the UK's Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment. Support will be available to address the impacts of COVID-19 in LMICs for research which has a direct and primary focus on improving health in LMIC countries. .

Proposals should normally be up to £1m per award. The size of awards will vary according to the needs of each research project, but will need to provide a robust case for value for money.

Eligibility

Applications are particularly encouraged from LMIC Principal Investigators (PIs), as well as PIs based in the UK working in equitable partnerships with LMIC investigators. Applicants must have a relevant academic affiliation to an eligible institution in an LMIC or the UK.

Eligible UK institutions include UK Higher Education Institutions, Research Council institutes, and eligible Independent Research Organisations (IROs).

For researchers based in LMICs, eligible institutions include Higher Education Institutions, research institutions and not-for-profit organisations.

Where the application is submitted by an LMIC organisation, the primary headquarters of that organisation must be in one of the LMIC countries where the research will take place. The institution must be legally registered in an LMIC or the UK and the Principal Investigator must be employed by the institution that is hosting the research.

Please see call specification for full eligibility criteria.

Scope

All proposals will need to be able to show how the proposed research could make a significant contribution to understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in low and middle-income countries within 18 months of the award. Proposals for, up to 18 months duration, are sought on the following topics:

Epidemiology

Transmission

Disease susceptibility and severity

Control and mitigation

IPC and PPE

Public health, media and communication

Clinical management

Natural History

Interventions

Health service delivery

Multimorbidity

Infection prevention and control (IPC)

Movement control

Personal protection equipment (PPE)

Role of the environment in transmission

Behavioural and cultural influence

Diagnostic tests

Test-trace-isolate approach

Social Science

Care, access and health systems

Media and Communication

Engagement

Health and care delivery

Underpinning research

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

n/a

4.3

Time Limits

   22-06-2020  Time 12:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/global-effort-on-covid-19-geco-health-research/24844

Applicants must apply by completing the GECO Health Research application form, using the tab key to move between cells in the form, and submitting this as a pdf by one of the three deadline:

22nd June 2020, 12 midday UK time

10th August 2020, 12 midday UK time

28th September 2020, 12 midday UK time

(MT Ref:330679)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 18-05-2020

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