NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs)
NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) undertake high-quality applied health research focused on the needs of patients and support the translation of research evidence into practice in the NHS.
CLAHRCs are collaborative partnerships between a university and the surrounding NHS organisations, focused on improving patient outcomes through the conduct and application of applied health research. They create and embed approaches to research and its dissemination that are specifically designed to take account of the way that health care is increasingly delivered across sectors and a wide geographical area.
The nine CLAHRCs, established in October 2008, are now in the final year of their five year funding.
New CLAHRCs competition
£124 million has been allocated to 13 new collaborations that demonstrated a substantial portfolio of world-class applied health research, particularly in research targeted at chronic disease and public health interventions, and held a track record in translating research findings into improved outcomes for patients.
An independent Selection Panel, with representatives from across health and research sectors, reviewed applications and the 13 successful collaborations were announced on 09 August 2013.
DH press release
List of the new CLAHRCs
NIHR briefing document: