NIHR Publications

NIHR Infographics
These five infographics give an overview of NIHR. Browse individual titles by clicking on the list below to find out more about the people, systems and projects contributing to our collective mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation.

NIHR Annual Report 2014/15
The National Institute for Health Research's Annual Report 2014/15 details the NIHR’s activities and achievements during the year, setting out our partnerships and engagement with patients and the public, the life sciences industry and charities, contribution to economic growth, support for training and careers in research, research and knowledge transfer activities and the financial report.

Going the Extra Mile
This is a strategic review of public involvement in the NIHR. It provided an opportunity for an independent review panel to assess how far the NIHR has been successful in achieving public involvement across its activities to date and to recommend a direction for the NIHR for the future that builds on these achievements

NIHR: What can we do for you?
This small concertina-fold leaflet signposts the various ways the NIHR can help researchers, from funding to advice and infrastructural support.

Funding Opportunities Booklet
This booklet provides information about the NIHR’s research funding and career development opportunities available for researchers based in the NHS, universities, industry and other organisations concerned with health, public health and social care

Growth through Health Research: The NIHR as an engine for growth
This document illustrates the ways the NIHR is contributing to economic growth. These include creating an internationally competitive research environment, enabling collaborations and partnerships with the life sciences industry, developing a highly-skilled research workforce, and generating research evidence which helps keep the population healthy and able to work and which supports the NHS in making better and more cost-effective use of resources.

NIHR Journals Library
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the world’s first health research funder to publish comprehensive accounts of its commissioned research within its own publicly and permanently available journal series. The NIHR Journals Library comprises a suite of five open access peer-reviewed journals reporting results from a range of health research areas. Reports published in the NIHR Journals Library provide a full account of the research project, including methods and a full description of the results. The full reports complement shorter articles submitted for publication in other peer-review journals which the NIHR actively encourages researchers to do as part of their dissemination strategy.

NIHR Dissemination Centre
The NIHR Dissemination Centre publishes accessible, timely summaries of the most relevant and important research in its ‘NIHR Signals’ series. New Signals are issued weekly. The NIHR DC also publishes other reviews of recent, relevant research on key themes.

A brief overview of the National Institute for Health Research
This leaflet provides an overview of the structure and work of the National Institute for Health Research.

NIHR Information Strategy
The overarching purpose of this Information Strategy is to set out how the NIHR will capture data and transform it into information and insight. The strategy will be accompanied by a wider change programme, which will ensure that the NIHR’s business processes, its people and its technologies are aligned, integrated and effective.

Growth through Health Research: The NIHR as an engine for growth
This document illustrates the ways the NIHR is contributing to economic growth. These include creating an internationally competitive research environment, enabling collaborations and partnerships with the life sciences industry, developing a highly-skilled research workforce, and generating research evidence which helps keep the population healthy and able to work and which supports the NHS in making better and more cost-effective use of resources.

Clinical Trials Guide for Trainees
This resource was developed to support individuals interested in pursuing a research career that involves developing and leading clinical trials. The guide includes a series of questions and answers as well a list of links to further information sources.

NIHR Trial Managers Network Guide to Efficient Trial Management
The guide has been produced by a group of volunteer TMN members and is intended as a reference tool, providing pragmatic advice and guidance to all those involved in the management of trials. It describes the process of managing clinical trials and gives an overview of the trial management framework, both legal and operational. The guide provides expert advice as well as hints, tips and references to external resources. It is aimed at both novice and experienced trial managers, and could be used as an induction tool for newly appointed staff. It will also be useful to those aspiring to pursue a career in trial management.

Research Design Service (RDS)
This leaflet describes how our Research Design Service (RDS) can support you in applying for our research funding and for other open national peer-reviewed funding programmes. RDS advisers in bases across England offer a unique breadth of experience and a proven track record in improving research applications. Advice is confidential and free of charge. Find out more about our RDS.

RDS patient and public involvement (PPI) Handbook
This handbook has been created for you and your research team to help you plan, manage and carry out your PPI activities. Our Research Design Service (RDS) aims to offer you the best possible research design advice and this includes guidance on PPI. We want this handbook to be your resource book and to help guide you through your work involving patients and the public in research. Find out more about our RDS.

RDS Annual Review 2014/15
This review contains details of activity for our Research Design Service (RDS). We have enjoyed continued success in 2014/15; working with more research teams, supporting more submissions and increasing the success rate of submissions along with an overwhelming response by research teams on the value of the RDS contribution to their projects. Find out more about our RDS.

NIHR Annual Report 2012/13
The National Institute for Health Research's Annual Report published on 8 November 2013, details the NIHR’s activities from April 2012 to March 2013.

Your health records saves lives
The leaflet was developed by the UKCRC with the input of patient groups and GPs to provide information about researchers' access to patient records. The leaflet has been distributed to over half the GP surgeries across England, Wales and Scotland. Scottish and Welsh versions of the leaflet are available on the UKCRC website.

Systematic Reviews: knowledge to support evidence-informed health and social care
This leaflet describes how the NIHR, through the UK Cochrane Centre and Cochrane Review Groups, the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and Health Technology Assessment Review teams, is producing and promoting high-quality research evidence to support decision making in health and social care.