In 2022, there were 52 participants from ARC South London. In 2023 the Academy opened to all ARCs in London and increased to 72 participants. In January 2024, the Academy will welcome participants from all NIHR Applied Research Collaborations in England, including partner organisations (register your interest). The course is delivered mainly online and is free.
The Academy is aimed at researchers and professionals from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds, and public members involved in research. People from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. It was developed by Professor Cilla Harries, ARC South London’s deputy theme lead for capacity development and Head of the Graduate Research School and Researcher Development at Kingston University.