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I need to talk to someone about a press or freedom of information inquiry

For press and media enquiries, please contact our Press Office contact page

If you are submitting a Freedom of Information request, please contact the Department of Health and Social Care.

I need to talk to someone about research

This includes contacting individual NIHR funding Programmes, support with your funding application, assistance managing your NIHR-funded study

If you need help getting started with your research application contact the Research Design Service (RDS)

If you need help delivering your research in the NHS contact the Study Support Service for general advice, or contact your Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN) for local advice. 

If you need help applying for funding or after application then contact the programmes

I need to talk to someone about training or career development

If you need help getting started with your application for funding for training and career development, contact the Research Design Service (RDS)

For information on funding for training and career development call the NIHR Academy on 0113 532 8444 or email 

I need to talk to someone about NIHR CRN learning programmes including Good Clinical Practice (GCP) courses

If you would like to access the GCP elearning courses or book on to a face to face workshop, please log in to NIHR Learn 

If you would like information about NIHR Learn and details about how to access it, please visit the NIHR Learn help site

If you have any other queries about learning programmes, including GCP, please complete the Get help with NIHR Learn form

I need to talk to someone about patient and public involvement  

This includes getting involved as a member of the public, or support for researchers looking to involve people in their research. Contact INVOLVE on 023 8059 5628 or email

I need to talk to someone about publishing my research

Contact the NIHR Journals Library on 023 8059 7647 or email at

I need to talk to someone about access to experimental medicine facilities and expert NIHR investigators

This includes support for members of the Life Sciences Industry. Contact the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) on 020 3794 7380 or email at

I need to talk to someone from a specific NIHR facility

If you know which NIHR facility you require, visit the managing centres contact page

I need to raise concerns regarding a potential conflict of interest / I need to whistleblow on an issue or concern related to misconduct within NIHR

If you wish to raise concerns regarding the declaration of and/or management of potential conflicts of interest in relation to an NIHR research programme, you should contact the relevant NIHR programme contact, who will deal with this in a confidential manner. Further information on whistleblowing is available from


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