Here's some information on the medical specialties we support and how clinicians can get involved in research.

Our specialties

We help research teams in the following specialities:

The NIHR supports research being delivered through 30 specialty therapy areas. Each specialty is made up of expert clinical leaders and practitioners who work at both national and local levels to ensure that studies are delivered successfully and to promote awareness of research opportunities for participants to take part in. The specialty groups also support the dialogue between the life sciences industry and charities to ensure the pipeline of research studies and to facilitate the involvement of participants to make research more effective. Visit the main NIHR website to find out what is happening nationally in the different specialties.

Do you have a research idea you would like to explore?

There are many benefits to getting involved and supporting clinical research.

Is there an existing trial that you'd like to open at your site? Find a trial in the open data platform, and contact your Research and Development department who will help with infrastructure and set-u.p

Do you have an idea for a research study? Your trust Research and Development department will be able to put you in contact with all the right people and services required at study idea phase, including research design, study support, and study set up. For example, the Research Design Service (RDS) supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to NIHR funding programmes and other open, national, peer reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.

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