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What types of research does the NIHR fund?

The NIHR programmes of research span the research innovation pathway, from innovation and product development, to evaluative research including large-scale, pragmatic clinical trials. NIHR funded studies undergo high quality peer review as part of an iterative process, helping to ensure an appropriate study design and methodology. This has led to the NIHR becoming internationally recognised for the quality of its research.

The table below outlines the research areas and types of evidence supported by NIHR programmes. Further information on each programme can be found beneath the table.

Broad research areaEMEHS&DRHTAi4iPGfARPDGPHRPRPRfPBSR
Public health Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Health services and organisation No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Clinical evaluation and translation Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Technology development No No No Yes No No No Yes No No
Social care Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Types of evidenceEMEHS&DRHTAi4iPGfARPDGPHRPRPRfPBSR
Evidence synthesis No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evidence generation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Programmes of research No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes

 

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