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These terms apply to the entire content of this National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation (NIHR HPRU in BSE) website. If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this website. The NIHR HPRU in BSE may update these terms from time to time and any changes will be effective immediately on being set out here. Please ensure you are aware of the current terms.

Linking to this website

The NIHR HPRU in BSE reserves the right to move or change its website URLs at any time in order to meet changing business needs and to continually improve its online service. External websites link to the NIHR website at their own risk. We do not encourage deep linking but recommend linking to section homepages, which are less likely to move or change.

Copyright and intellectual property

All text, some images and other content on this website is copyright of the NIHR HPRU in BSE unless explicitly stated otherwise. You may not use this content without prior written consent of the NIHR HPRU in BSE or that of the relevant owner. We also use images from Pixabay and iStock. If you wish to copy or use any of the content on this site, please contact us.

The names, images and logos identifying the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are proprietary marks of the NIHR and the Department of Health and Social Care. If you wish to copy or use the NIHR logo, you must get prior approval from the copyright manager by contacting the NIHR branding team through enquiries@nihr.ac.uk. Tell them how and why you wish to use the logo. Please include your contact details: name, address, telephone number, fax number and email.


The NIHR HPRU in BSE website and material relating to products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the NIHR HPRU in BSE website.

Although we may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chat, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on NIHR HPRU in BSE website, we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, omission, infringement, defamation, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the NIHR HPRU in BSE website.

Nothing on this website constitutes any part of a contract unless otherwise expressly stated.

Governing laws and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Links to external websites

Links contained in NIHR HPRU in BSE website will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet.

We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check regularly. Continued use of nihr.ac.uk after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

Data protection

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We are committed to providing a website with information that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology, disability and capability. We are continuously working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Standards

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers should also display it correctly.

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Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the NIHR HPRU in BSE website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


These terms of use are not intended to, nor shall they confer any benefit on a third party, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

No waiver by the NIHR HPRU in BSE of any breach of these terms by you shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or of any other provision.

Section headings have been included for convenience only and shall not be considered part of, or be used in interpreting, these terms.

If, at any time, any provision of these terms is or becomes invalid or illegal in any respect, such provision shall be deemed to be severed from the terms, but the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected as a result.