A key ingredient in NIHR’s success has been working with partners from across the charity sector. We actively engage with health, public health and social care charities to accelerate health and care research and bring benefits to patients faster.
We collaborate through jointly funding research and training programmes, and work together to streamline the research process and reduce bureaucracy. Our research infrastructure – facilities, networks, expert researchers and technology platforms – helps to underpin the research funded by charities that is crucial to improving health care.
There are three main ways that charities can work with the NIHR:
You can access free NIHR-funded services and resources
We can mutually exchange expertise
We can collaborate in areas of shared interest
You can work with us across the research pathway: to understand the research landscape, identify research needs, fund research, plan and deliver research, and disseminate research. We can also work together to attract, develop and retain researchers and to share expertise and develop best practice.
We primarily work with charities that have a research funding function. Nevertheless we are keen to work with charities that have other main functions, such as research delivery and provision of services.