These pages have links to help and guidance to support you, whether you are:

  • Studying
  • Already involved in research
  • Would like to get involved in research

We can help with literature searches, and provide support and training for searching databases and other online information sources.

For more information please see our Searching & Enquiries section on our homepage.

Are you interested in;

Learning more about the research projects that are happening within the Trust

Offering your service users the opportunity to participate in research projects

Getting involved in high quality research, either as a participant or a researcher

Career development opportunities in research such as training and qualifications

The research interest group is an informal networking meeting open to all staff with an interest in research.  Meetings are held quarterly, and will be virtual for the forseeable future. There is also an e-mail group where information on courses and development opportunities are circulated.

The next meeting will be: TBC

For more information or to be added to the e-mail group, please contact:

The idea of writing for publication may seem daunting at first, but it will be worth the effort and there are different ways to get started.

Writing a book review is one way.  You could also write up a literature review without getting the same approvals that you need for other types of research.  Service evaluations, although they need to be registered with our Research & Development Department, similarly, do not need further approval for you to be able to publish.  What are you waiting for?!

Don’t forget that you do need to ensure that anything that could identify an individual would need appropriate consent and permissions.

General - Resources

Beginers guide to getting published

The academic writing toolkit: writing for professional & peer-reviewed journals (by Helen Fallon, Maynooth University)

Authors' How To Guides (Emerald Publishing Group)

Writing for Publication (Wiley guide)

How do I submit a paper to a scientific journal? (Science & Development Network) 

European Medical Writers Association 

EQUATOR Network - Enhancing the Quality & Transparency of Health Research

Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips (Guardian)


Writing Skills 

Plain English Campaign


Instructions for Authors 

Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences (University of Toledo) 

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (ICMJE)



Links to publishers' websites (MedBioWorld)


Copyright & Intellectual Property

UK Intellectual Property Office

We produce a quarterly update of Trust staff publications - if you have had something published which isn't listed or you know of an article that we've missed, please let us know.

Staff Publications - Mar 2021

Staff Publications - Dec 2020

Staff Publications - Aug 2020

Staff Publications - May 2020

Staff Publications - Feb 2020

The Trust R&D team intranet site is currently under development. If you would like to know more about research at the Trust, please visit their internet pages