In addition to the academic and educational support provided through a researcher’s supervisory team, there are a number of other sources of support available: Clinical Research Fellows Newsletter Find out more about the latest news, events and career development opportunities for clinical research fellows in our quarterly newsletters. Our next newsletter will be released in late Spring 2021. The ICR funding alert Register now for the ICR's monthly funding alert to find out about: All available funding opportunities from funding bodies such as the MRC, CRUK and the NIHR Fellowships Travel bursaries Equipment grants. Please email [email protected] to be added to the mailing list. Free access to journals and books Royal Marsden staff can access ICR'S online journal subscriptions and electronic books for free. This includes access to leading journals either not available through OpenAthens or only available under embargo (New England Journal of Medicine, the European Journal of Cancer, the Lancet, Nature), as well as electronic books covering topics such as MRCP PACES and radiology. To access this content, you will need an EZproxy password. You can apply for one by sending an email which includes your name and job title to the ICR library. The email must be sent from a Royal Marsden email address. Once you receive your password, you can access the ICR's journals and books by navigating to this page and following the onscreen links. In addition to journals and books available here, staff also have access to the Reaxys chemical database and Web of Science, a citation search engine that complements PubMed. Staff wishing to know more can contact the ICR library. Research Design Service London (RDS) - online resources library RDS London's online resources library contains information on: Preparing a grant Study design and research methods Statistics PPI Diversity and inclusion Research collaboration RDS London case studies Visit the RDS online library Clinical researcher career guidance Follow the ICR Research Support team on Twitter. NIHR Career Development Guidance NIHR Your Path in Research MRC Skills and Careers Guidance CRUK Funding Opportunities for Clinical Academic Career Development Clinical Research Nursing Clinical Research Practitioner (CRP) Directory Frameworks and strategy The Vitae Researcher Development Framework The researcher development framework (RDF) describes the knowledge, behaviour and attributes of successful researchers. It is structured into four domains covering the knowledge abilities, personal effectiveness, research governance and engagement, influence and impact behaviours. Competencies Framework for CRUK Fellowships Imperial Research Training Framework NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Allied Health Professionals Strategy 2018 - 2020 NIHR Clinical Research Nurse Strategy 2017 - 2020 Academy for Healthcare Science Career Framework for Healthcare Scientists Other Resources The power of the plain English summary (Sep 2019) - Research Design Service Blog Helen McGregor, Communications and Support Officer, RDS South East discussing the importance of the plain English summary in your research application. Equator Network Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research. A one-stop-shop for writing and publishing high-impact health research Presentation for clinical academics from Prof Johann de Bono, RM/ICR BRC Lead for Novel Cancer Therapeutics, on the subject of getting grants. SE Acton et al (March 2019) The life of P.I. Transitions to Independence in Academia: The data in this report summarises the responses gathered from 365 principal investigators of academic laboratories, who started their independent positions in the UK within the last 6 years up to 2018. DCC How to Write a Lay Summary Useful Contacts Academy of Medical Sciences - Careers support workshops and meetings, networks, well-established fellows mentoring scheme The Careers Group, University of London - Impartial, expert careers coaching; contact [email protected] for details Professional bodies: EACR, BACR, the Biochemical Society - Careers support, networks, job opportunities, some have mentoring schemes. ICR Employee Support programme - Financial, legal, medical and other types of advice, including access to counsellors Funders e.g. Cancer Research UK, NIHR, MRC, Wellcome Trust - Run regular career development programmes for researchers they fund.