Finding a research project


The first place to look for research is the National Institute of Health Research portfolio.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was created as part of the government’s research and development strategy to provide a world class infrastructure for clinical trials in all areas of disease and clinical need within the NHS.

They have an online database that lists all the studies that the NIHR current support. The database can be accessed via the following website:


The database lists if the study is open to new sites and if the study is still recruiting.

If any are of interest to you please contact R&D who will contact the lead site on your behalf.

 The NIHR have a number of different research groups that are topic specific aimed at encouraging research in that area. Additionally the Clinical Research Network (CRN) have a number of local specialty groups.

The specialty groups are run by leads in that speciality from the region and highlight studies on the portfolio that are of interest. It is also a forum to meet and discuss with your peers how research can be developed.

If you want to get involved with a particular research area please contact R&D who can put you in touch with the relevant lead.

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