Table 3

Methodological research projects funded through Methodology Research Programme (MRP) in 2009 (approximately £2.3 million)

Research projectPrincipal investigatorPrimary research instituteProject duration (months)Value funded
Widening the spectrum of health outcomes used in Health Technology Assessment: integrated synthesis and mapping to QALYsProfessor A E AdesUniversity of Bristol24238 868
Use of generic and condition-specific measures in NICE decision makingDr L LongworthUniversity of Sheffield24289 189
Preparatory study for the re-evaluation of the EQ-5D tariffDr A TsuchiyaUniversity of Sheffield18242 969
Economic modelling of diagnostic/treatment pathways in NICE clinical guidelinesDr J LordBrunel University24284 471
Properties of statistical methods for indirect and mixed treatment comparison – a computer simulation evaluationDr F SongUniversity of East Anglia1296 810
Methodological search filter performance: assessment to improve efficiency of evidence information retrieval.Ms C LefebvreNHS R&D Programme2495 833
Methods to estimate the NICE cost-effectiveness thresholdProfessor M SculpherUniversity of York24351 357
Methods for the Indirect estimation of health state utilitiesProfessor C McCabeUniversity of Leeds24194 949
Methods for strengthening evaluation and implementation: specifying components of behaviour change interventionsProfessor S MichieUniversity College London36509 200
  • EQ-5D, EuroQol 5 dimensions; NICE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; QALYs, quality-adjusted life-years.