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Reproductive Health and Childbirth

Reproductive Health and Childbirth

Our role is to support delivery of high-quality clinical research in Reproductive Health and Childbirth and manage participant recruitment to time and target, for studies led from Scotland and other nations where Scottish sites are participating.  We provide support in the following areas:

  • Managing the study portfolio record
  • Monitoring recruitment to target
  • Providing advice on study design and feasibility
  • Troubleshooting where recruitment is not matching projected targets
  • Understanding wider issues related to participant recruitment
  • Identifying potential sites for studies
  • Identifying potential studies for Scotland participation
  • Facilitating access to resources to support research including Research Nurses and Clinical Research Facilities
  • Facilitating research networking.

Reproductive Health and Childbirth Studies

Reproductive Health and Childbirth supports the delivery and promotion of high-quality clinical research studies in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Increased live birth outcomes with reduction in miscarriage
  • Birth preferences following caesarian
  • Early identification of pre-eclampsia
  • Prevention of cervical cancer
  • Prevention of recurring endometriosis
  • Interventions for heavy menstrual bleeding.


  • NRS Reproductive Health and Childbirth are hosting a meeting to discuss Developing a Research Strategy for Male Reproductive Health for Scotland on Friday 23 August 2019 - find out more on the event page

Research funding

MRC Funding Call: Global Maternal and Neonatal Health 2019 - Research Grants (Invite only) and Seed Funding Grants

Open date: 1 Aug 2019
Closing date: 15 Oct 2019, 16:00

Note: This call is only for those applicants who have been invited to submit a full research grant proposal following the outline call that closed in April 2019, and for seed-funding applications.

Apply for this funding opportunity.

Wellbeing of Women Scholarships & Fellowships 2020

Applications for the Wellbeing of Women medical research grants are now open. Funding is available for Entry-level Research Scholarships, Research Training Fellowships and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

Find out more and apply.

Patient, carer and public information

NHS Research Scotland is committed to actively involving patients, those who care for them and the public in all aspects of the research process, including shaping future research activity. Read more

Key Contacts

NRS Clinical Research Champion (Interim): Professor Abha Maheshwari

NRS Champion Support Manager: Maria R. Amezaga