The NIHR proactively supports the life sciences industry to develop new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies at both early and late phases. The Life Sciences Industry section of our website outlines the services, expertise, facilities and resources that are available to help companies bring their research and development programmes to the UK and successfully deliver clinical trials and studies in NHS.
The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) provides a valuable resource for the global life sciences industry during early phase.
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We work to promote the successful delivery of research studies in the NHS and to help plan new studies that will address patient’s needs. We support a wide range of research studies including:
Find out how to apply for Clinical Research Network support and how your study can benefit from our Study Support Service.
The Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN) teams can provide researchers and clinicians with practical guidance and support for successfully running studies in local areas. Please visit the NIHR in your area homepage to find your LCRN.
For more information on local opportunities contact your Local Clinical Research Network to get involved in their work, or in research studies that are running locally.
Patients are at the centre of our work. As a patient, carer or as a member of the public you can get involved by taking part in research, or by helping to shape research. There are several ways you can do this.
Taking part in research
If you are interested in participating in research you can:
To find out more please visit the NIHR Patients and the Public page.
Patient and public involvement in research
If you are interested in becoming involved in research visit the NIHR Patients and the Public page to find out more.
We have developed a free online Oral & Dental Health GCP Course
Visit the CRN Learn webpage to find out more about this and other courses we offer.
Each of our 15 Local Clinical Research Networks has at least one nominated local Clinical Specialty Research Lead for Oral and Dental health. These clinicians lead research groups to promote and support Oral and Dental health research within the NHS Trusts in their area.
At a national level the local leads come together to manage the national Oral and Dental health clinical research portfolio. This involves regularly reviewing the progress of studies, identifying barriers to recruitment, and coming up with solutions and strategies to help overcome those barriers. Our National Specialty Group of clinical experts offer advice and support to commercial and non-commercial customers looking to conduct research in the NHS.
A ground breaking partnership is to be launched to identify unanswered questions relating to oral and dental health research from a patient and clinical perspective.
Initiated by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network Oral and Dental Health Specialty Group in collaboration with the Dental Schools Council and Public Health England these organisations have come together to form the Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership with the James Lind Alliance. This means that for the first time, people directly affected by the oral and dental health care and treatment will get a chance to have their say in setting the research priorities within this area.
Oral and Dental Health is an under researched area which requires greater attention and focus. The aim of this partnership is to ensure that future research brings the greatest possible benefits to patients and practicing clinicians by identifying what questions are of greatest importance to them.
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