Our Structure

The NIHR is a whole health research system designed to fund leading-edge scientific research, drive faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and create the best possible conditions for inward investment by the life-sciences sector.

We are structured so that our health research activities can be managed through four complementary work strands:

  • Infrastructure: providing the facilities and people for a thriving research environment
  • Faculty: supporting the individuals carrying out and participating in research
  • Research: commissioning and funding research
  • Systems: creating unified, streamlined and simple systems for managing research and its outputs.

We work in partnership with many sectors including other Government funders, academia, charities and industry.

The Department of Health and Social Care's Areas of Research Interest are posted under our Research priorities

We address our mission and embrace all health and care therapeutic areas.

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