COPDEND Research Projects 2013

Call for Research and Development Bids September 2013
COPDEND is calling for applications from experts in the field of medical and dental education to carry out a research and development project that will result in the production of a UK wide quality assurance framework and standards for continuing professional development.  This should be applicable to CPD undertaken by all dental professionals (dentists and DCPs).
The Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) comprises all the Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors in the UK. Postgraduate Dental Deans commission and manage the delivery of postgraduate dental education and training and they also have an interest in educational research.
There is little available material relating to guidelines or standards for the quality of continuing professional development for dental professionals, although there have been some related publications.
COPDEND has therefore decided to seek bids to develop a quality assurance framework that will be evidence based, deliverable and acceptable to the UK dental professions.
To view the full invitation to apply for COPDEND research funds click here.
To view the protocol for managing directly commissioned projects click here.
To view the project outline document click here.
To view the template for managing payments for commissioning projects click here.
Applicants should submit their applications in a Microsoft word format, including a completed application form, by email to the COPDEND Secretariat  Before 9am on the 14 October 2013.