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Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • National screening committee

    The UK national body that advises on screening programmes within the NHS.
  • Needs led

    We are needs-led because we assess the important questions and the priority they should be answered in. We actively ensure that our programmes meet the needs of decision makers. We ensure that we are needs-led throughout the funding pipeline, by actively assessing need and priority for all funding streams.
  • NETSCC

    NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre ( NETSCC ) manages the identifying, prioritising, funding, delivery, publication and dissemination of high quality research and lead other National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiatives to meet the needs of the public, patients and the NHS and ensure that patients and the public have involvement in research.
  • NICE

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends which treatments should be provided by the NHS. NICE makes extensive use of evidence generated by the NIHR programmes.
  • NIHR Academy

    The NIHR Academy is responsible for development and coordination of NIHR academic training, career development and research capacity development.
  • NIHR Academy Executive

    The NIHR Academy Executive manages the NIHR Academy on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and is responsible for development and coordination of NIHR academic training and research capacity development.
  • NIHR BioResource

    The NIHR BioResource for Translational Research in Common and Rare Diseases (NIHR BioResource) is a national resource of patients and members of the general population who have volunteered to be called up for research based on their genotype and phenotype.
  • NIHR Central Commissioning Facility

    The NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) organises competitions and monitors performance for NIHR Programmes, Faculty and Infrastructure on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). It is managed by LGC's Grant Management Group. The CCF supports the NIHR in providing information on recruitment to clinical trials as well as managing the Senior Investigator awards and competitions.
  • NIHR CRN

    NIHR CRN
  • NIHR DC

    The NIHR Dissemination Centre ( NIHR DC) critically appraises the latest health research, from both within the NIHR and other research organisations, to identify the most reliable, relevant and significant findings. It then disseminates these findings as actionable, accessible, and trustworthy information in the form of Signals, Highlights and Themed Reviews.
  • NIHR Dissemination Centre

    The NIHR Dissemination Centre critically appraises the latest health research, from both within the NIHR and other research organisations, to identify the most reliable, relevant and significant findings. It then disseminates these findings as actionable, accessible, and trustworthy information in the form of Signals, Highlights and Themed Reviews.
  • NIHR Evaluation,Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre

    NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre manages the identifying, prioritising, funding, delivery, publication and dissemination of high quality research and lead other National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiatives to meet the needs of the public, patients and the NHS and ensure that patients and the public have involvement in research.
  • NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative

    The NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative (HIC) has been set up to deliver high quality data in five key therapeutic areas across five of the largest university hospital trusts, each of which hosts a BRC.
  • NIHR National Biosample Centre

    The NIHR National Biosample Centre provides high throughput and high quality biosample processing, storage and retrieval services to for NIHR-supported research, and research funded by partners of the Department of Health, such as the MRC, charities and industry.
  • NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure

    The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) has been set up to help public, charity and industry research funders work in partnership with NIHR infrastructure. Equally, it ensures that NIHR-supported Centres, Units, Facilities and Networks can work together to help drive the flow of innovative research for patient benefit.
  • NOCRI

    The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) has been set up to help public, charity and industry research funders work in partnership with NIHR infrastructure. Equally, it ensures that NIHR-supported Centres, Units, Facilities and Networks can work together to help drive the flow of innovative research for patient benefit.
  • Non-inferiority trial

    A trial designed to determine whether the effect of a new treatment is not worse than a standard treatment by more than a pre-specified amount.