Supporting research

Research staff working for us and for our partner organisations provide exceptional support for clinical research throughout the region.

Discover clinical research going on in our region from the people carrying it out via our latest faculty news.

Information is also available about the roles of employees working across the national Clinical Research Network.

Our research

Our focus is on supporting urgent public health research into COVID-19, in particular the key vaccine studies and therapeutic ‘platform’ trials such as RECOVERY, REMAP CAP and PRINCIPLE alongside other tier 1a priority studies. This research is helping to inform national policy and enables new diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to be developed, tested and implemented into clinical care.

We are also working with our hospital partners to take coordinated action on the recovery, resilience and growth aspects of non-COVID research and to build a better and more resilient clinical research delivery system for the future. Our commitment is to support a diverse and active portfolio of research right across south London.

We regularly post news and updates about our research activity.

Life sciences industry service

The government has committed to working with the life sciences industry to deliver first class clinical research in the NHS.

To achieve this, the NIHR is funded to manage a broad research infrastructure that includes expert individuals, research facilities and technology platforms.

Get in touch with our Industry Operations Team for more information by emailing

Funding model

The model by which funding is distributed each year is agreed annually by our Partnership Board. The distribution model for 2021/2022 has been agreed by the Partnership Board, with specific principles finalised to support our strategy for two years. 

Short term contingency funding

The application process for 2021/2022 contingency bids is open. Please email for details.

Strategic research delivery and development funding for clinicians

For the past six years, we have delivered an initiative to engage upcoming and new Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-Investigators for NIHR non-commercial portfolio studies. This 'Greenshoots' initiative has been successful at supporting new investigators and in providing effective delivery to emerging research.

The application process for our next 'Greenshoots' scheme for 2022/2023 will begin in December of this year.

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