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Work with experts in dementia | NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration 

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The NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration (D-TRC) provides a network of world-leading investigators who are available to work with industry to further research and develop new treatments for dementia.

Our researchers are experts in translating new discoveries in dementia research from basic science into the clinic,  and can provide access to patients from multiple sites across England.

The Dementia TRC is open to developing partnerships with companies to carry out experimental medicine investigations in:

  • Late-onset dementias, including Alzheimer's Disease, vascular disease and Lewy body dementia
  • Young-onset dementias
  • Frontotemporal dementia with motor neuron disease
  • Parkinson's disease, including progression to dementia
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Huntington's Disease

These investigations focus on biomarker discovery and validation, early diagnosis, patient stratification, phase I and phase II experimental medicine and proof of concept trials.

For more information please visit the NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration website.

Who is this for?

The Dementia TRC undertakes commercial and non-commercial studies with industry partners. It is open to collaborations with any life sciences company, including pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies.  

It will consider fully-funded projects as well as projects that will look for third party funding.

Benefits of working with the Dementia TRC

  • Opportunities to develop collaborations with academia and industry in a pre-competitive space.
  • Access a broad range of expertise and capabilities.
  • Standardised capabilities and standard operating procedures across a number of sites to facilitate multi-centre studies.


Read how the NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration has collaborated with industry: