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The NIHR invests significantly in people and expertise through our research infrastructure, which comprises centres of excellence, collaborations, services and facilities.
Our infrastructure plays a crucial role in underpinning research funded by the NIHR and by our partners from charities, the research councils and the life sciences industry.
You can engage and collaborate with experts in our research infrastructure, to develop and create opportunities for your own research.
You can collaborate with NIHR's world-leading academic and clinical research experts in early-phase translational research, based in our Biomedical Research Centres and other experimental medicine research infrastructure.
You can access ready-formed networks of the UK's leading experts in early-phase translational research through our Translational Research Collaborations.
The leading researchers in specific medical specialties based in our Local Clinical Research Networks can help you determine if your study can be delivered successfully in the NHS.
You can get advice from our experts in medical devices and diagnostics at our MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs) to develop your technology and generate evidence to support adoption in the NHS.
The researchers at our Applied Research Collaborations support applied health research and research on implementation of health and care evidence into day-to-day practice.