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.
If you have not already benefitted from our early contact and engagement service, we will undertake an assessment to establish and enable the type of support you’ll need.
For new commercial studies with pre-selected sites, our site intelligence service forms part of the assessment to determine your eligibility for continued Clinical Research Network support at site level.
Our site intelligence service utilises local site and study data and expertise on previous recruitment performance to sense check recruitment targets, identify competing studies and identify any potential resource issues. This intelligence is designed to supplement your own feasibility, site qualification and selection activities, giving you greater confidence in setting site targets and set-up timelines. This improves the predictability of site set-up and recruitment.
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.