Useful Information & Links

  • As part of the National Institute for Health Research, the Clinical Research Network  help provide the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments, and we can learn how to improve NHS healthcare for the future.
  • The  UK Clinical Research Network Study Portfolio is a database of high-quality clinical research studies that are eligible for support from the NIHR Clinical Research Network in England.
  • How to apply for Clinical Research Network support.  If you are developing a proposal for a research study that will involve patients in the NHS, the Clinical Reserach Network can offer guidance on practical aspects of delivering your study in the NHS environment.
  • Each of the four UK Health Administrations that utilise the UK Clinical Reserach Network Portfolio Database have developed criteria for determining  which studies are eligible for inclusion in their respective portfolios.
  • The NIHR Clinical Research Network infrastructure can help you to deliver your study on time, and in line with patient recruitment targets.  Through the Clinical Research Network, researchers have access to a wide range of support at the planning, set-up and delivery phases of a study.
  • The NIHR Genetics specialty is one of 30 specialties which provide national networks of topic-specific expertise.  These groups are key to the success of the CRN.  They work at both national and local levels to ensure the successful delivery of research within their specialties.
  • Genetic Alliance UK is the national charity of over 150 patient organisations supporting all those affected by genetic conditions.
  • SWAN UK (Syndromes Without A Name) is a project run by Genetic Alliance UK offering support and information to families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions.