Weekly round-up #134


Weekly Round-up #134

In VALIDATE's Weekly Round up Number 134 we launch Collaboration Week and you will find the usual updates, events, and opportunities for our members. 

Collaboration Week: From 12-16 October, VALIDATE will be holding “Collaboration Week”, 5 days of activities aimed at providing VALIDATE members with advice from experts on the best ways to develop successful research partnerships, and promoting the formation of new collaborations across the VALIDATE Network. We hope this event will be really useful to you, our members, in connecting with other researchers across the Network.

Get Involved in Collaboration Week:

  • Sign up for our (online) Collaboration WorkshopOn 13 October Prof Susanna Dunachie (University of Oxford) will be using her personal experience to talk about building successful collaborations, after which you will join fellow VALIDATE members in virtual break-out rooms to discuss how you might be able to work together in new research partnerships.
  • Take part in VALIDating: VALIDating is a fun service to help members form research collaborations across institutions, research focus, and continent - a bit like a dating site but rather than finding your soulmate you may find your next research partner. You can set up your profile, listing what you're looking for in a collaboration, by completing the VALIDating Profile Form - and during Collaboration Week you can look through the profiles to find your next ideal research partner.

Get in touch and let us know about any collaboration success stories you'd like to share or if you have any ideas for Collaboration Week - validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk.


  • Clinical Academic Research Partnerships round 3 - This scheme offers a new mechanism for clinical staff at consultant level with a PhD or MD who are not currently research active to participate in collaborative high-quality research partnerships with established leading biomedical researchers - deadline 29 October 2020

  • Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program – US-UK, China and Israel call for proposals – deadline 18 Nov 2020

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants - Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy – deadline 5 November 2020

​​​​​​More funding opportunities can be found on our funding page.

Training Opportunities and Events:

You will find more interesting opportunities on our Training and Events pages.
Job Opportunities:

Our jobs page has all the latest vacancies.


    Highlights on Twitter this week

    Lecturer and author Hugh Kearns shared advice for writing a PhD and setting goals. Oxford Immunotec Europe promoted their knowledge hub looking at how COVID-19 has affected services for TB in South Africa, NRF South Africa shared details of the Pan African University’s masters and PhD programmes aimed at qualified, talented and enterprising candidates from African countries and the Diaspora, and our sister GCRF vaccine network, IVVN, have published their Annual Report. The Global TB Coalition warned about elephants spreading TB to humans, The Union shared a photo from the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health, PID UK have joined the BSI’s Celebrate Vaccines Campaign and BSI shared a recording of a talk about B Cells and Antibodies by Prof Deborah Dunn-Walters.

    Follow VALIDATE on Twitter to keep up to date.


    Published: 09 September 2020