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CRN Yorkshire and Humber

As the NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire and Humber, we help to increase the opportunities for people to take part in health and social care research and ensure that studies are carried out efficiently. 

About us

Working in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders, patients and the public, we deliver and enable world-class research that transforms people's lives, promotes economic growth and advances science.

We operate nationally across England through a national Coordinating Centre and 15 local branches delivering research in the NHS across all disease areas. 

We help to increase the opportunities for people to take part in health and social care research, ensure that studies are carried out efficiently, and support the Government's Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in Yorkshire and Humber. 

We are hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The host is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research in NHS trusts, primary care organisations, and other health and social care settings throughout the Yorkshire and Humber area. 

Read more about the work we've been doing in our 2021/22 Impact Report.


Our ENRICH network brings together care home staff, residents and their families with researchers. It provides a toolkit of resources to help care homes make the most of research and researchers to set up and run studies effectively and collaboratively in care homes. Find your ENRICH local contact.

Our partners

We work with 22 NHS Trusts and  3 Integrated Care Systems (ICS) to support the delivery of clinical research to patients across the region. 

 Our trusts

Our Integrated Care Systems

Contact us

Business and Governance: or 0113 206 0441

Study Support and Industry: or 0114 271 3020

Business Intelligence Unit: or 0114 271 2093

Communications and Engagement:

Patient and Public Engagement and Involvement: or 07909 372 253

Agile Research Team (ART): Contact via the ART Website

How we are funded

We are funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. Take a look at our current funding model: