|Application deadline||26 January 2022 at 23.59 p.m.|
|Assessment meeting||24 February 2022|
Proposals for OUH Frontline Centres are invited. A maximum of four new frontline centres may be funded with this call.
Odense University Hospital (OUH) and the Department of Clinical Research (KI) at the University of Southern Denmark want to maintain and expand the specialised services and ensure that they are underpinned by research activity including support for research in the transverse services.
Highly specialised services (HSF) is a decisive competitive parameter for a university hospital and is often characterised by high-tech procedures or the need for distinctive competences concerning rare or complex diseases.
HSF puts extraordinary demands on professional knowledge and becomes crucial for research, professional development and recruitment of the best specialists.
OUH constantly works on expanding the opportunity to be awarded more and new highly specialised services, the so-called frontline services underpinned by research.
In order to secure resources for attracting frontline services to OUH, the Region of Southern Denmark established a Frontline Fund of 5 m DKK annually from 2014-2017. From 2018, OUH took over the financing. The fund co-finances the establish-ment of frontline centres and for the time being nine frontline centres have been funded.
A frontline centre is characterised by:
Focus with the program is:
It is essential that that the new frontline centres support implementation of the new research strategy 2021-2025 of OUH and KI. A strategy covering the themes:
A consortium consisting of the department and research management from the par-ticipating departments may apply for funding of a frontline centre. The head of the centre must submit the application.
The Frontline Centre Fund:
Co-financing of the following items:
ForskerService must approve the budget before you submit the application. ForskerService offers instructions on how to draw up a budget. You can contact ForskerService at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are being assessed according to the following criteria:
You must submit your application via the electronic application system efond. Please read and comply with the instructions given in efond and en-close the following appendices in PDF format:
Your application must be written in English. However, please note that “Lay-man’s description” and the section regarding patient involvement must be written in Danish.
You will receive a confirmation by email from “efond” if your application is submitted correctly (please check your spam filter if you do not receive an email).
The received applications will be reviewed and prioritised by the OUH Research Council on 24 February 2022. Following the meeting, the council will forward a rec-ommendation for decision for the OUH executive board who will make the final deci-sion on funding.
The application must meet the formal and technical requirements in the call and com-ply with current ethical requirements.
Required information is listed in efond. However, please note that following must be addressed in the application:
Patients are members of the assessment committee and will be reviewing the appli-cations with other members of the committee. The primary focus of the patients is on the layman’s description and description of patient involvement, why these parts must be understandable to a non-specialist and technical terms and abbreviations should be avoided.
*Involvement of patients and their relatives
Please note that involvement of patients in the project does not equal treatment of patients. Involving patients and relatives in the research process can help to ensure that the research focuses on the most important topics and issues from a patient per-spective. Involvement by patients and relatives should be enhanced where it contrib-utes the most value for the individual project and thus the value of the project to pa-tients and society as a whole.
It is important to describe considerations about patient and relative involvement in the application. The involvement may take place throughout the entire research process from the planning of the project to dissemination of the results that are generated. The main purpose of health research is obtaining results that will be beneficial for patients.
Examples of how and when patients and relatives can be involved:
For each of the established frontline centre, a centre management must be set up.
The frontline centres are evaluated annually based on individual objectives. These are drawn up in a performance contract between the Executive Board and the appli-cant.
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Siden er sidst opdateret: 16-06-2021 af Odense Universitetshospital.