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The POPPY Study is part of the Associate PI Scheme

The NIHR Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme is a six month in-work training opportunity, providing practical experience for healthcare professionals starting their research career. The Associate PI Scheme links NHS health professionals who aren't research active with a study Principal Investigator (PI) who will act as a mentor to the Associate PI at the same site for a period of 6 months. 

Applications for the aPI scheme for the POPPY study is now closed. We would like to welcome the 163 associate PIs who have joined the POPPY study and successfully applied to the scheme!

National aPI POPPY study representatives: Dr Martha Belete & Dr Matthew Everson


For more information about the scheme, please watch the video below and visit the Associate PI Scheme website.


You must obtain approval from the Local Site PI before you submit your Associate PI Scheme application. If you are unsure who the Local Site PI is check our interactive POPPY site map

As part of the scheme a checklist of activities relating to study management at site is completed which allows Associate PIs to learn research leadership skills. Certificates are awarded on completion of the scheme.


If you have any questions about POPPY please get in touch

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