The RCPCH-NIHR PIER (Paediatric Involvement and Engagement in Research) Prize recognises significant contributions to excellent patient engagement for NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies.


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The Prize is designed to recognise the multidisciplinary research teams who make outstanding contributions to involving paediatric patients and families in the development and delivery of research.

It is open to research active paediatricians and paediatric focused research teams of up to four people. The individual or team should highlight their contribution to excellent paediatric patient/family engagement in the design and delivery of NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies.

The winner(s) will receive a trophy and free attendance to RCPCH Conference and Exhibition 2020 (including reasonable expenses) where they will be presented with the Prize by the RCPCH President.

Submitting an application

Applicants should download and complete the application form to outline their contribution to NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies with particular weight being attached to:

  • how patients and families have been engaged and informed of new opportunities to participate in clinical research
  • co-production in the development and delivery of studies
  • innovative methods of study delivery.

Applicants should also set out what activities they plan to carry out in the future to improve research delivery.

The application form will be available to download from June 2019. The Prize will open for submissions from 1 July 2019 and close at midnight, 30 November 2019.


For further information please contact research@rcpch.ac.uk.