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Collaborate with us

NIHR provides extensive support and collaboration opportunities to a diverse range of life sciences companies, including SMEs. By partnering with us you can benefit from, and access, specific groups of researchers, as well as help to grow research capacity and capability in areas of shared interest.

By collaborating together we can ensure that research benefits patients, the public and the UK economy.

NIHR Statistics Group

The NIHR Statistics Group has been formed to support NIHR statisticians, share expertise, and facilitate communication and collaboration.

Collaborating with the NIHR enabled us to meet an important enrollment goal in a rheumatoid arthritis study. We look to leverage clinical and biomarker data from the trial in our efforts to develop the next generation of therapies for individuals living with this debilitating autoimmune disease.

Ian Gourley, MD, Senior Director, Head of Translational Medicine Science, Immunology Development, Janssen R&D

Translational Research Collaborations

Working alongside a number of different Partner organisations, the NIHR has established ready-formed networks of the UK’s leading universities, NHS trusts and research centres in order to carry out early phase translational research and tackle experimental medicine challenges in selected therapeutic themes.

These collaborations are set-up to support and work with the life sciences industry, charities, researchers and other funders and partners.

NIHR-BHF Cardiovascular Partnership 

NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration

NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration

NIHR Oncology Translational Research Collaboration

NIHR RespiratoryTranslational Research Collaboration

UK Musculoskeletal Translational Research Collaboration

Other NIHR Collaborations

The NIHR encourages collaboration across universities, NHS trusts and charity partners. These collaborations despite not being recognised as Translational Research Collaborations are vital for research and addressing unmet needs across the Health and Care system. 

Below are the collaboration networks we have to address those needs.

NIHR Multiple Long Term Conditions Cross Network Collaboration

NIHR Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration

Contact us

If you are interested in working with these collaborations or with the NIHR in another therapeutic area, please contact us via our online form or via phone on 020 3794 7380.

NIHR Statistics Group

Statistics is fundamental to medical research. As a consequence, statisticians are vital partners in NIHR-sponsored research, ensuring that research is of the highest quality. 

 Find out more about the Statistics Group.