GST Calls for applications

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GST Calls for applications

Research on Health Effects of Accidental Exposure to Carbon Monoxide upon Expectant Mothers and the Fetus

The Gas Safety Trust (GST), established in 2005 as a registered charitable body, has become the UK’s leading gas safety research charity, with the key objectives of further improving gas/fossil fuel safety for the public and industry throughout the
UK. One objective focuses on reducing the incidents of death and serious injury from carbon monoxide (CO) exposure. We do this through the funding of research and data collection relating to CO poisoning.

GST provides grant funding, advice and support to organisations wishing to carry out research and evidence gathering relating to gas safety.

Since 2013 we have awarded nearly £400,000 to a variety of programmes and projects relating to gas/fossil fuel safety and CO.

Given the increased risk to the health of the fetus if exposed to CO, the increased likelihood of misdiagnosis of CO poisoning in pregnant women, and the opportunities presented for diagnosis by the antenatal clinical environment, we are now actively seeking proposals for research into this area.

We wish to fund research into key aspects of CO exposure in relation to pregnancy and the fetus including:

  • assessment of numbers at risk of CO exposure/assessment of numbers exposed
  • epidemiological study of exposure and health outcomes
  • understanding the patient experience following exposure

To be eligible to submit a full application, you must first submit a Registration of Intention (ROI) by 5.00 pm on Friday 19 December 2014. To submit your ROI, please email it to [email protected].

Full proposals must be submitted by no later than 5.00 pm on Friday 20 February 2015.

If you have any queries, please email Adrian McConnell, Gas Safety Trust Manager, [email protected]   

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