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Greater Manchester: Research support and guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on research funded or supported by NIHR

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CRN Greater Manchester: COVID-19 impact


Contacting CRN Greater Manchester 

If you wish to contact NIHR CRN Greater Manchester with any queries, please do so via our usual contact address, which is being monitored as usual: 

We have also created an online COVID-19 notification form if you want to make us aware of any issues which have arisen as a result of the virus in relation to the Open Data Platform (ODP). 

Resilience, Recovery and Growth

The NIHR's Restart Framework has been renamed. This changes from a focus on Restart, to looking at Resilience, Recovery and Growth.

To help share how sites are overcoming challenges in restarting research, Local Clinical Research Networks are publishing news stories and case studies to highlight where progress is being made, key learnings and best practice.


NIHR Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training is currently provided as online learning only. Some face-to-face events have been prioritised and have been provided in-person since August 2020, where appropriate learning space can be provided.

Updated details of our current Learning and Development offering have been summarised

Urgent public health research studies for COVID-19

The Department of Health and Social Care has classified a number of studies as urgent public health research expedited studies. Further information on all studies has been provided on the NIHR's COVID-19 website. 

Data recording delays

Our Head of Information Management and Technology has provided full details of the latest updates. 


The newsletter for CRN Greater Manchester provides updates on the latest local and national news and developments from the NIHR Clinical Research Network.