The Study Support Service is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
Worked with us before?
If you know what you need and how to access it, submit your study via our online portal. We have a range of guides to help you use the system.
Or contact us as soon as possible to discuss support for your upcoming study.
Email the Study Support Service Helpdesk or call
+00 44 (0)113 34 34 555
“Network systems and processes to fast track study set-up were effective… we had one fully executed site contract within 25 days which is a company record for a UK site”
“Without the support of the Clinical Research Network at a local level this study would never have happened”
“This was our first UK trial and working with the NIHR Clinical Research Network enabled us to hit the ground running in the UK”
“The Network as a whole has advised and provided support for ethics approvals as well as advising on the set-up of the study"
"It was our ability to utilise the NIHR’s extensive primary care network that made the UK a viable option for placing the studies"
This offer of support is free of charge and is part of the Study Support Service.
A single online submission provides you with access to feedback from NHS clinical experts across all therapeutic specialties. This helps you determine if your study is compatible with UK practice and can be delivered in the NHS. It increases your chances of delivering your study on time and meeting your recruitment target.
Our nation-wide network enables us to deliver comprehensive and efficient early feedback. Clinical experts embedded in the NHS look at study complexity, patient population, timelines and recruitment strategy, offering valuable feedback that can improve study delivery and success.
If your study is already part of the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio and you need support or help with investigators, site set-up, or recruitment issues, contact your local Industry Operations Manager for support.
This case study describes how the Clinical Research Network's helped to get the CANDLE study up and running across 18 sites in England. The Early feedback service provided valuable advice in multiple areas of application.