Journals Library

Pilot and feasibility studies

Pilot and Feasibility Studies

The NIHR Journals Library ensures that the results of pilot and feasibility studies that have been funded by the participating programmes are published, regardless of outcome or significance of findings in order to ensure that as much information as possible about each study is in the public domain. There may be occasions when a successful pilot or feasibility study should be published along with the substantive study rather than separately. The reasons for combining or separating the two reports will be considered by the Editors on a case by case basis.

The published reports of pilot and feasibility studies are often used to inform future funding decisions. Authors are encouraged to report everything, be transparent in their reporting, be reflective and avoid overstating their findings.