A one-stop-shop for all your research enquiries 

We have an integrated approach to supporting research in the region. We offer a range of services across the research pathway to help study feasibility, set-up and delivery to time and target.

Our dedicated website for our joint Study Support Service and Industry Team is a one-stop-shop to explain how we can support you to set-up and deliver research in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and East Cheshire. The website is useful for anyone working in any of the following sectors: 

  • Commercial Sponsor
  • University
  • NHS R&D department
  • Clinical Research Organisation (CRO)
  • Non-NHS setting
  • Small or Medium sized Enterprise (SME)
  • Early Career Researcher
  • Primary Care

For all our services, you can also get in touch with our single point of contact.  Email: researchsupport.crngm@nihr.ac.uk 

Our Research Van

Our state-of-the-art Research Van is available to support the delivery of research projects at community locations across the region. 

Stakeholders and research teams at health and care organisations across Greater Manchester, East Cheshire and East Lancashire are invited to submit expressions of interest for utilising the purpose-built vehicle.

Our virtual 3D tour of the van, which you can view below, allows people to navigate their way around the facility and see for themselves how it could be useful to help deliver their study.

Pharma testimonial   

Bob Shepherd, Syantra Inc President and Chief Executive Officer, describes how CRN Greater Manchester has helped support the delivery of a breast cancer detection study. He says: [Video transcript]

CRO testimonial 

Lianne Riley, from Veristat, explains how CRN Greater Manchester helped find a suitable site for a sponsor and provides continued support. She says: 

I have worked with CRN Greater Manchester since May 2019 when I had a sponsor that was looking for additional oncology sites in advanced melanoma - which is such a huge unmet need. The team at CRN GM said they would be happy to work with me to identify further sites. They did just that. The sponsor had tried to get into a local trust but had no luck. CRN GM made it happen.

"For me in the CRO industry, to have these connections with CRN GM, so that our sponsors’ studies can be placed in key sites that will deliver, is so valuable. I know CRN GM will continue to support the study throughout set-up and recruitment to ensure we, as the CRO, deliver for our clients."

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