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NIHR support for the life sciences industry

Free support for the life sciences industry to help you conduct health and social care research in the UK.

Are you a company looking for support?

We are funded by the UK government to work in partnership with the life sciences industry to help you plan and deliver research in the UK health and social care environment. We work with all companies at all stages of development; from funding, to site identification, to supporting your sites to deliver your trial.

Contact the Industry team

Not sure where to begin?

Our Life Sciences Industry Information Service will help you to identify which services and support you need.

Browse all our services for industry

View all services and support available to life science organisations, most of which are free.

Early-phase, translational research

Explore how we can support your phase 1 or 2 study or trial. 

Large-scale, late-phase research

Explore how we can support your phase 3 or 4 study or trial.

Support for healthtech innovators 

Explore how we can help accelerate development of your HealthTech innovation for adoption into health or care services.

CPMS log in for existing customers

Log into our Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS) to manage your study and service requests.

NIHR's offer to the life sciences industry

We can work with you at all stages of your clinical development. Our six main areas of support are:

  • Funding
  • Expertise
  • Patients/participants
  • Facilities and sites
  • Research delivery support
  • Samples and data

Learn more about this offer

View our spotlights on UK strengths

Learn about UK expertise in cross-cutting areas of interest and emerging areas of innovation.

Explore our insights for industry

Useful articles and helpful guides on delivering research in the UK health and care system.

View case studies describing our support

Read examples of how we have supported life science companies and health innovators.

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