Coordinating centres

Managing the NIHR's work 

The NIHR delivers its activities through a network of centres located across the UK. The centres enable the NIHR to:

  • Commission and fund research.
  • Provide the facilities and people for a thriving research environment within our clinical research network and infrastructure.
  • Support the individuals carrying out, training and participating in research within our Faculty.
  • Promote faster, easier clinical research through unified, streamlined and simple systems for managing ethical research and its outputs.


The centres are:

 NIHR Academy Executive

 NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) 

 NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre (CRNCC)


 NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

 NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI)

 NIHR Dissemination Centre (NIHR DC)