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National research institute publishes directory of top researchers

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1911 (Published 01 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1911
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. 1London

    The NHS’s National Institute for Health Research has published a directory of its first 100 senior investigators. The move is a further step in the implementation of the institute’s plans to create what it calls a college of investigators.

    The senior investigators have been selected by an international peer review panel from among all the investigators funded by the institute. Selection criteria include the excellence of their research in comparison with other research in their field and the short to medium term importance of their research to patients or the public.

    Each person in the directory will receive an annual grant with which to pay for attendance at meetings, to top up staff salaries, or to use in other ways at …

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