Weekly round-up #122


Weekly Round-up #122


Welcome to VALIDATE Weekly Round-up #122 - a round up of news and opportunities for VALIDATE Members.

Two Important Surveys

To ensure that the network has its say in the future of two major research funders we encourage VALIDATE members to participate in two very important surveys:

  • MRC International Partnerships Survey 2020: The MRC is planning its approach to international partnerships for the next 5 years and is seeking input from key stakeholders. The survey is open to biomedical/health researchers at PI/Co-I/Fellow level and senior research managers and facilitators. The deadline for completion of the survey is 21 June 2020.
  • BBSRC Use of Models in Research Survey: The BBSRC is inviting researchers from all disciplines to provide their opinions and insight into the types of models currently used in research and those that might be used in future as part of their Use of Models in Research Survey. The deadline for this survey is 28 June 2020.

Connect with VALIDATE on LinkedIn

Those of you who are connected with VALIDATE on LinkedIn may have noticed that we have been posting more on this platform to give you another way to easily keep up to date on all the news in our research field. This is something we will be further increased, as LinkedIn is a great tool for connecting with our members and for you, our members, to connect with each other. If you haven't already done so, do connect with us on LinkedIn, as well as with other VALIDATE members you know. 



  • Clinical Academic Research Partnerships Round 3 - This scheme offers a new mechanism for clinical staff at consultant level to participate in collaborative research partnerships with established leading biomedical researchers - deadline 29 October 2020

Training Opportunities and Events:

We will try to keep you updated about any events that are postponed or cancelled due to the lockdown:

The Training Opportunities and Events pages are updated regularly.

Job Opportunities: 

Our jobs page has details of all the latest roles you may find interesting.


Our Publications Page has a list of our members' recent publications. If you want to add you recent work to our list, email validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk.


Highlights on Twitter this week

We tweeted a final reminder of the deadline for Round 9 of the VALIDATE Training Grants, which closes today; promoted an article by three VALIDATE Members 'Vaccinomics strategy to concoct a promising subunit vaccine for visceral leishmaniasis targeting sandfly and leishmania antigens'; and promoted our first Online Summer Seminar. We also shared a tweet by Bactivac celebrating their first ECR Zoom meeting, a very helpful strategy guide from Write That PhD; and an article on drug resistant TB from TB DailyNews.

Keep up to date on Twitter by following us @NetworkValidate


Published: 17 June 2020