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About the PGfAR journal

Editor-in-Chief

Professor Paul Little

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Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) was launched in 2013 and is indexed by NHS Evidence, Europe PMC and NCBI Bookshelf. 

Remit

With particular emphasis on conditions causing significant disease burden, research includes:

  • the promotion of health
  • prevention of ill health
  • optimal disease management (including safety and quality).

Publication criteria

Reports are published in Programme Grants for Applied Research if

  1. they have resulted from work for the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Programme, and
  2. they are of a sufficiently high scientific quality as assessed by the external reviewers and journal editors.

Research

PGfAR is a national response mode programme that aims to provide evidence to improve health outcomes in England through promotion of health, prevention of ill health, and optimal disease management (including safety and quality), with particular emphasis on conditions causing significant disease burden.

The programme will support:

  • Applied health research including health services research; public health research; behavioural research; economic evaluations; and modelling.
  • Delivering research findings that will have practical application for the benefit of patients, typiclly through improved health care or better health care delivery, within three to five years of a programme's end.
  • Balanced teams of leading researchers, from the NHS and academia working together, who can demonstrate an impressive track record of achievement in applied health research.

Individual programmes funded through a Programme Grant typically consist of an interrelated group of high quality projects focused on a coherent theme and hence require multidisciplinary approaches, including clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences, to ensure that research objectives can be met. View PGfAR research projects.

For further information on the PGfAR programme and its remit, please visit the programme pages on the NIHR website.