The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) helps public, charity and industry research funders work in partnership with NIHR infrastructure. Find out more about how they can support collaborations in the life sciences industry section of our website.

Our Facilities

The NIHR provides the support and facilities the NHS needs for first-class research by funding a range of infrastructure.

NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs), partnerships between England’s leading NHS organisations and universities, conduct translational research to transform scientific breakthroughs into life-saving treatments. The following BRC undertakes research in mental health:

NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives (MICs) build expertise and capacity in the NHS to develop new medical technologies and provide evidence on commercially-supplied in vitro diagnostic tests. The following MICs undertake research in mental health:

NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) are collaborations between local providers of NHS services and NHS commissioners, universities, other local organisations and the relevant Academic Health Science Network. The primary focus of CLAHRCs is on research targeted at chronic disease and public health interventions. The following CLAHRCs undertake research in mental health:

Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) database

The Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) database, developed by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), provides authorised researchers with regulated access to a wide range of pseudonymised information extracted from the SLaM electronic clinical records system.

The database enables researchers to safely and securely review real life scenarios using information from the Trust's clinical records. This means it is easier to see patterns and trends, such as which treatments work for some and don't work for others.

Find out more about the CRIS database.