Published: 20 December 2019
2019 is drawing to a close following another eventful year for the NIHR. As we approach 2020 we reflect on some of our most read blogs published over the course of the last 12 months.
Today, in the second part of our series, we look back at previous posts that touch on a range of topics, ranging from biomarker testing to innovative ways of meeting the challenges of peer review in research.
On track to make history: celebrating a year of the GLAD Study
Professor Gerome Breen looks back on year one of the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study, which has successfully recruited 20,000 people with experience of depression or anxiety to be part of a database which aims to make a huge difference to future generations.
Biomarker testing for COPD flare-ups: Picking up the pace in the battle against antimicrobial resistance?
Nick Francis and Chris Butler write about their NIHR research revealing that a finger-prick blood test at GP surgery could safely reduce antibiotic use in patients with COPD.
How NHS healthcare professionals can play an important part in research
Professor Hywel Williams, Director of the NIHR's Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme encourages healthcare professionals to take the next step in their research career and offers his top tips in identifying a good research question. His blog has been published as part of the NIHR's Your Path in Research campaign.
An exciting new space to research health and place
Dr Paul Pilkington introduced a new NIHR-funded research call focussing on understanding the potential of place to impact health and health inequalities.
Peer Review: Can we do it better?
Amanda Blatch-Jones explains how the NIHR's Research on Research (RoR) team is working on a series of innovative research projects to address the challenges of peer review in research.
More top picks from the NIHR blog are available in Part One of this series.