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NIHR Non-commercial Partner List

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Published: 20 January 2020

Version: 1.0 - June 2019

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Introduction

The Eligibility Criteria for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support (January 2018) effective from 1 January 2018, sets out the criteria governing the eligibility of studies for NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support. It therefore relates only to England. Studies that are automatically eligible for consideration for NIHR CRN support are studies that are funded by the NIHR, other areas of central Government, and NIHR non-commercial Partners.

The purpose of this document is to provide a list of non-commercial funding organisations that meet the NIHR Partner criteria below. This reference guide is intended to enable researchers and other users to easily identify NIHR non-commercial Partners and is updated every two weeks by the NIHR CRN.

This document does not constitute an exhaustive list of all funders that manage automatically eligible funding streams. It is exclusively a list of NIHR non-commercial Partners (generally, charitable organisations) who manage automatically eligible funding streams. The NIHR and other areas of central Government, including Non-Departmental Public Bodies, do not appear in this list.

NIHR Partner Criteria

As set out in the Eligibility Criteria for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support (January 2018) effective from 1 January 2018, NIHR non-commercial Partners are those organisations that:

  • Award research funds as a result of open competition across England with high quality peer review; and
  • Fund research that is of clear value to the NHS, social care or public health; and
  • Take appropriate account of the priorities, needs and realities of the NHS, social care or public health in making decisions about the research that they fund.

NIHR non-commercial Partner status is confirmed via a self-declaration process. Non-commercial organisations are required to sign a self-declaration that they meet the NIHR non-commercial Partner criteria and to confirm the funding streams that are applicable. Further information on self-declaration as an NIHR non-commercial Partner is available.

It is important to note that:

  • NIHR non-commercial Partners that operate multiple funding streams must self-declare against the NIHR Partner criteria with respect to all of the existing funding streams they administer. NIHR non-commercial Partners that operate a mixture of funding streams, some of which are eligible and some of which are not (or operate funding streams that are not intended to provide funds for research purposes), can be identified using the mixed streams column in the table. You are advised to contact a member of the Eligibility Team at the NIHR CRN (via portfolio.applications@nihr.ac.uk) for further information on the eligibility of these NIHR non-commercial Partners’ funding streams.

  • All studies supported by an NIHR non-commercial Partner are still required to meet all other NIHR Clinical Research Network Eligibility Criteria before being considered automatically eligible for consideration for NIHR CRN support.


Current list of NIHR non-commercial Partners

A

Funder NameMixed
Streams?
AMRC
Member?
Abbeyfield Society and the Abbeyfield Research Foundation  No Yes
Academy of Medical Sciences  Yes No
Action Bladder Cancer UK  No No
Action for A-T  Yes Yes
Action for M.E.  No No
Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis  No No
Action Medical Research  No Yes
Aerosol Society, The  Yes No
Age Anaesthesia Association  No No
Alcohol Research UK (Alcohol Change UK)  No Yes
Alkaptonuria Society, The  No No
Alopecia UK  No Yes
Alzheimers Brain Bank UK  No No
Alzheimer's Research UK  No Yes
Alzheimer's Society  No Yes
Anaphylaxis Campaign  No No
Anatomical Society  No No
Antibiotic Research UK - Developing New Antibiotics  Yes Yes
AOUK  No No
A.P.A.G.B.I. LIMITED  No No
Aplastic Anaemia Trust, The  No No
Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders (AMEND)  No No
Association for the Study of Medical Education  No No
Association for the Study of Obesity  Yes No
Association of Breast Surgery  No No
Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD)  Yes No
Association of British Neurologists  No No
Association of Stoma Care Nurses (ASCN) No No
Asthma + Lung UK  Yes Yes
Ataxia UK  No Yes
Autistica  Yes Yes

B

Funder NameMixed
Streams?                       
AMRC
Member?
Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, The  Yes No
BASO ~ The Association for Cancer Surgery  Yes No
Best Beginnings  No No
Bliss  No Yes
Bloodwise (Blood Cancer UK)  Yes Yes
BMA Foundation (BMA CHARITIES TRUST FUND)  No No
Bone Cancer Research Trust  Yes Yes
Borne Foundation  Yes Yes
Bowel and Cancer Research  No Yes
Bowel Cancer UK  No Yes
Bowel Research UK  No Yes
Brain Research Trust (Brain Research UK)  No Yes
Brain Tumour Charity, The  Yes Yes
Brain Tumour Research  Yes Yes
Brain Tumour Research Campaign  Yes No
Breast Cancer Now  No Yes
Breast Cancer Research Trust (BCRT)  No No
British Academy (For the Promotion of Historical Philosophical and Philological Studies), The  No No
British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD)  No No
British Acupuncture Council  No No
British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons  No No
British and Irish Orthoptic Society  No No
British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)  No No
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Research Foundation (BACP Research Foundation)  Yes No
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)  Yes No
British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN)  No No
British Association of Hand Therapists  No No
British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS)  Yes No
British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)  No No
British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASEM) No No
British Cardiac Research Trust (BCRT)  No No
British Dental Association Trust Fund, The  No No
British Dietetic Association General and Education Trust Fund (also known as the British Dietetic Association (the BDA)  No No
British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS)  No No
British Endodontic Society, The  No No
British Geriatrics Society, The  No No
British Gynaecological Cancer Society  Yes No
British Heart Foundation (BHF)  Yes Yes
British Hernia Society, The  No No
British Hip Society  No No
British HIV Association (BHIVA)  No No
British Infection Association (BIA)  Yes No
British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association (BIPOSA)  No No
British Lymphology Society  No No
British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS)  No No
British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)  No No
British Orthodontic Society Foundation (BOSF)  Yes No
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)  No No
British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity and Infection Group (BPAIIG)  No No
British Paediatric Neurology Association (also known as Child Brain Research) No No
British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU)  No No
British Pain Society  No Yes
British Renal Society, The (BRS) No No
British Rhinological Society  No No
British Scoliosis Research Foundation (BSRF)  Yes Yes
British Sjögren's Syndrome Association No Yes
British Skin Foundation, The No Yes
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) No No
British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery  Yes No
British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology  No No
British Society for Disability and Oral Health  No No
British Society for Haematology, The  Yes No
British Society for Heart Failure  No No
British Society for Neuroendocrinology  No No
British Society for Rheumatology (BSR)  Yes No
British Society for Surgery of the Hand  No No
British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases  Yes No
British Society of Breast Radiology (BSBR)  No No
British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology And Nutrition  Yes No
British Society of Periodontology  Yes No
British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine  Yes No
British Society of Skeletal Radiologists  No No
British Thyroid Foundation  No No
British Tinnitus Association (BTA)  No No
Brittle Bone Society, The  No Yes
Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust  No No

C

Funder NameMixed
Streams?         
AMRC
Member?
Cancer Research UK  Yes Yes
Caudwell Lyme Disease (Caudwell LymeCo)  No Yes
Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse (in collaboration with Barnardo’s)  No  No
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) / Physiotherapy Research Foundation    Yes Yes
Childhood Eye Cancer Trust  No Yes
Children with Cancer UK  No Yes
Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, The  No Yes
Children's Liver Disease Foundation No Yes
Christopher’s Smile  No No
Chronic Disease Research Foundation  Yes Yes
Cicely Saunders International  No No
Circulation Foundation (The Vascular Society)  Yes No
Claire Wand Fund  No No
Clinical Endocrinology Trust, The  Yes No
Cobalt Health  Yes No
Coeliac UK  No Yes
College of Optometrists, The  Yes No
College of Paramedics  No No
Colt Foundation, The  Yes No
Crohn's and Colitis UK  Yes Yes
Crohn's in Childhood Research Association (CICRA)  No Yes
Cure Crohn’s Colitis  No No
Cure EB (Formerly Known as Sohana Research Fund)  Yes No
Cure Leukaemia  Yes No
Cure Parkinson's Trust, The  Yes Yes
Cystic Fibrosis Trust  No Yes

D

Funder NameMixed
Streams? 
AMRC
Member?
Daphne Jackson Trust, The  No No
DEBRA UK  Yes Yes
Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) No Yes
Diabetes UK  No Yes
Difficult Airway Society  No No
Duchenne Now  No No
Duchenne Research Fund, The  No No
Duchenne UK  Yes Yes
Dunhill Medical Trust, The No Yes
Dystonia Society  No No

E

Funder Name                                            Mixed
Streams?
AMRC
Member?
Elimination of Leukaemia Fund (ELF)                                Yes No
Elizabeth Casson Trust, The  Yes No
Epilepsy Action (British Epilepsy Association)                            Yes Yes
Epilepsy Research UK  No Yes
European Society of Coloproctology  No No
ENT UK  No No

F

Funder Name   Mixed
Streams?
AMRC
Member?
Fetal Medicine Foundation                                                    Yes No
Fight Bladder Cancer  No No
Fight for Sight (British Eye Research Foundation)  Yes Yes
Florence Nightingale Foundation, The  Yes No
Forces in Mind Trust  No No
forCrohns  No No
Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND)  No No
Freya Foundation, The  No No
Fungal Infection Trust, The  No No

G

Funder NameMixed
Streams?           
AMRC
Member?
GambleAware  Yes No
Gas Safety Trust, The (CO Research Trust )  Yes No
Gauchers Association, The  No No
Gawthorn Cardiac Trust  Yes No
General Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust, The  No No
Genetic Disorders UK (also known as Primary Immunodeficiency UK / PID UK)     Yes No
Get A Head Charitable Trust  No No
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Research Fund  Yes Yes
Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust  No Yes
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity  Yes Yes
Guarantors of Brain, The  Yes No
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Support Group UK  No No
GUTS Fighting Bowel Cancer  Yes No
Guts UK (formerly Core - The Digestive Disorders Foundation)  No Yes
Guy's Airway Management Course (GAMC)  No No
Gynae-Oncology Research and Clinical Excellence (GRACE)  Yes No

H

Funder NameMixed
Streams? 
AMRC
Member?
Haemophilia Nurses Association (administered by Haemnet)   No No
Health Foundation, The  Yes No
Healthcare Infection Society  No Yes
Heart Research UK No Yes
Histiocytosis UK  No No
Hospice UK  Yes No
Howard Foundation, The  No No
Hughes Syndrome Foundation  No No
Hull and District Diabetes Support Group  No No
Humane Research Trust, The  Yes No
Huntington's Disease Association  No No

I

Funder NameMixed
Streams?    
AMRC
Member?
Infection Prevention Society (IPS)  No No
INSPIRE Foundation, The  No Yes
Institute of Alcohol Studies  No Yes
Institute of Biomedical Science No No
Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists, The  No No
Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT)  No No
Intensive Care Foundation, The (c/o Intensive Care Society, The)   No No
International Glaucoma Association  No No
The Iolanthe Midwifery Trust No No

J

Funder Name                           Mixed
Streams?
AMRC
Member?
John Charnley Trust, The                                                  Yes No
June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund                      No No

K

Funder NameMixed
Streams?
AMRC
Member?
Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund, The                                    No No
Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research, The  No No
Kidney Cancer Care Ltd (Kidney Cancer UK)  Yes No
Kidney Research UK (KRUK)  Yes Yes
Kidscan  Yes Yes

L

Funder NameMixed
Streams?
AMRC
Member?
Legal Education Foundation, The                                    No No
Leuka  No Yes
Leverhulme Trust, The  Yes No
Lewy Body Society, The  No Yes
LifeArc  No No
Lily Foundation, The  No No
Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine, The  No Yes
LIVErNORTH  Yes No
Lowe Syndrome Trust, The No No
Lullaby Trust, The  Yes Yes
Lung Cancer Nursing UK  No No
Lupus UK  Yes No

M

Funder NameMixed
Streams?             
AMRC
Member?
Macmillan Cancer Support  Yes Yes
Macular Society, The              No Yes
Make 2nds Count  No No
Marie Curie Cancer Care  No Yes
Mason Medical Research Trust  No No
McPin Foundation, The  No No
ME Research UK  Yes No
Medical Detection Dogs  No No
Medical Research Foundation  Yes Yes
Medlock Charitable Trust  No No
Melanoma Focus  No No
Meniere’s Society, The  Yes No
Meningitis Now (formerly Meningitis UK) No Yes
Meningitis Research Foundation  No Yes
Mental Health Research UK  Yes No
Mesothelioma UK (Mesothelioma UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation)  No Yes
Midlands Gastroenterological Society  No No
Migraine Trust, The  No Yes
Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)  No Yes
Movember Foundation  No No
MND Scotland  Yes Yes
MPN Voice  Yes No
MQ: Transforming Mental Health  Yes Yes
M. S. Research Treatment and Education Limited  Yes No
Multiple Sclerosis Society (of Great Britain & Northern Ireland) (MS Society)    Yes Yes
Multiple System Atrophy Trust  Yes Yes
Muscular Dystrophy UK  No Yes
Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP)  No No
Music Therapy Charity, The  No No
Myaware  No No
Myeloma UK  No Yes

N

Funder NameMixed
Streams?             
AMRC
Member?
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society, The  Yes No
National Eye Research Centre (NERC) (Sight Research UK)  Yes Yes
National HIV Nurses Association  No No
National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA)  Yes No
Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group  No No
Neuroblastoma UK No Yes
Neuroendocrine Cancer UK  No No
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children  Yes No
North West Cancer Research (incorporating Clatterbridge Cancer Research)    Yes Yes
Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation, The  No Yes
Nuffield Foundation, The  Yes No
Nystagmus Network  Yes No

O

Funder NameMixed
Streams?      
AMRC
Member?
Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association (OAA)  No No
Oracle Cancer Trust  No Yes
Oral and Dental Research Trust, The  No No
Orchard  No No
Orthopaedic Research UK No Yes
The Osteopathic Foundation Yes No
Ovarian Cancer Action  No Yes

P

Funder NameMixed
Streams?            
AMRC
Member?
Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS)  No No
Paediatric Emergency Research United Kingdom & Ireland (PERUKI)  No No
Paget's Association (National Association for the Relief of Paget's Disease)   Yes No
Pain Relief Foundation, The  No No
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund  No Yes
Pancreatic Cancer Action  No Yes
Pancreatic Cancer UK  No Yes
Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland  Yes No
Parkinson's UK (Parkinson's Disease Society of the United Kingdom)  Yes Yes
Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, The  No No
Pelican Cancer Foundation, The   No Yes
Penguins Against Cancer  No No
Pharmacy Research UK  Yes Yes
Platelet Society, The  No No
PMR-GCA UK North East Region Support  No No
Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity (PKD)  Yes No
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis UK  No No
Preoperative Association, The  No No
Prevent Breast Cancer  Yes No
Private Physiotherapy Education Foundation, The  Yes No
Prostate Cancer UK  No Yes
Prostate Cancer Research No Yes
PSC Support  No No
Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance, The (PAPAA)  Yes No
Psoriasis Association, The  No Yes
PSP Association, The  Yes Yes
PTEN Research Foundation No No 
Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK  Yes No

R

Funder NameMixed
Streams?        
AMRC
Member?
Radiological Research Trust  Yes No
RCN Foundation, The  Yes No
Regional Anaesthesia – UK  Yes No
Retina UK  No Yes
Resuscitation Council (United Kingdom), The No No
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity  Yes No
Rosetrees Trust (The Teresa Rosenbaum Golden Charitable Trust)    Yes Yes
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, The  No No
Royal College of Chiropractors, The  No No
Royal College of General Practitioners, The  No No
Royal College of Emergency Medicine, The  No No
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)  Yes No
Royal College of Ophthalmologists, The  Yes No
Royal College of Pathologists, The  Yes No
Royal College of Physicians, The No No
Royal College of Psychiatrists  No No
Royal College of Radiologists, The  No No
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, The  No No
Royal College of Surgeons of England, The  Yes Yes
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851  Yes No
Royal National Institute for Deaf People (Action on Hearing Loss)  No Yes
Royal Osteoporosis Society  No Yes
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, The  No No

S

Funder NameMixed
Stream?             
AMRC
Member?
Sarcoma UK  No Yes
The Scar Free Foundation, The  Yes Yes
Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK  Yes Yes
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust  Yes Yes
Skin Cancer Research Fund  No No
Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)  No No
Society for Acute Medicine  No No
Society for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia  No No
Society for Endocrinology, The  Yes Yes
Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases, The  No No
Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry, The (SAAD)    Yes No
Society for the Study of Addiction  No No
Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Ireland  Yes No
Solving Kids’ Cancer Europe  Yes Yes
SPARKS Charity  No Yes
Spinal Research (International Spinal Research Trust)  No Yes
Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society (Sands)  Yes Yes
Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research  Yes Yes
Stroke Association   No Yes

T

Funder NameMixed
Streams?  
AMRC
Member?
Target Ovarian Cancer  No Yes
Thalidomide Trust, The  Yes No
Thrombosis UK  No No
Thyroid Cancer Support Group Wales  No No
Tommy's  No Yes
Tourettes Action (Tourette Syndrome (UK) Association)   No Yes
Tuberous Sclerosis Association  No Yes

U

Funder NameMixed
Streams?                             
AMRC
Member?
UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA)  No No
UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (DCTN)  Yes No
UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation (UKOTRF) (College of Occupational Therapists Limited)    Yes No
UK Stem Cell Foundation (UKSCF)  No No
United Kingdom Continence Society  No No
Urology Foundation, The  Yes Yes

V

Funder NameMixed
Streams?         
AMRC
Member?
Vascular Anaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland (VASGBI)   No No
Vasculitis UK  Yes No
Versus Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Research UK)  No Yes

W

Funder NameMixed
Streams?
AMRC
Member?
Waterloo Foundation, The                                         Yes No
Wellbeing of Women  No Yes
Wellcome Trust  Yes Yes
World Cancer Research Fund  No Yes
Worldwide Cancer Research  No Yes

Y

Funder NameMixed
Streams?
AMRC
Member?
Yorkshire Cancer Research                                        Yes Yes

Footnote:

The research funders on this list have at least one funding stream they administer which meets the NIHR non-commercial Partner criteria as stated in the Department of Health policy document Eligibility Criteria for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support (January 2018). The NIHR Clinical Research Network has included these organisations in good faith.