Our annual reports

NIHR performance

Front cover of 19/20 NIHR Annual Report
Our annual reports detail NIHR’s activities and achievements during each financial year. 

In our latest annual report you can read how NIHR continues to fund and support a variety of projects to address health and care challenges affecting people living in low and middle income countries using Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding. Find out more in our news article announcing the launch of the annual report.

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Funding, supporting and delivering high-quality research

We awarded over £250 million of funding to 310 new projects. Our first-ever dedicated social-care funding call awarded £2.5 million to 12 new projects focused on adult social care.

Investing in world-class infrastructure and a skilled delivery workforce

We announced a £135 million investment in 15 new NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs), to tackle the biggest challenges faced by the health and care system over the next five years.

Attracting, training and supporting the best researchers

We funded 525 new personal training awards to develop and support the next generation of researchers and leaders. More than 2,300 people were supported by NIHR-funded training awards to develop the skills they need to meet the nation’s health and care needs.

Partnering with other public funders, charities and industry

Working successfully with partners in the UK’s world-leading life sciences sector, our Clinical Research Network supported 1,580 industry and commercial studies and 1,738 charity funded studies.

Funding global health research and training in low and middle income countries

By continuing to build partnerships and collaborations in the UK and around the world, NIHR funds and supports a variety of global health research projects. These aim to address the health and care challenges affecting people living in low and middle income countries using Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Engaging and involving patients, carers and the public

More than 732,000 participants were recruited by the NIHR Clinical Research Network into health and social care studies. 398 members of the public reviewed 841 funding proposals, and 124 members of the public served on our funding committees and advisory boards.

 The report also supplies financial data on our funding for the year.

If you require the report in a different format, please contact us.