The Cross-Border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN) project has been awarded funding through the European Union's INTERREG VA Programme. The CHITIN project will implement 10 Healthcare Intervention Trials (HITs) specifically designed to benefit citizens across a Defined Area that includes Northern Ireland and border counties of the Republic of Ireland by facilitating participation in research studies, and ultimately enhancing their health and social care.
The teams funded will also form a network wherein mentoring, training and skills development will be supported, creating a legacy for future research in the Defined Area. The project partners, the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland and the Health Research Board in Ireland, now wish to invite applications for funding of high quality HITs of novel but unproven interventions to prevent and cure illness and to promote improved health and wellbeing. An Intention to Submit form must be completed and returned by 12:00 on 28 August 2017.