NIHR Infrastructure

We work through a number of strategic collaborations and partnerships which extend our expertise and multi-disciplinary working.

NIHR NOCRI Translational Research Collaboration (TRC)

The TRC brings together internationally recognised investigators in the UK’s leading centres of excellence to carry out early phase research with industry.

NIHR Patient Safety Translation Research Centres

NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centres work to pull advances in basic research with potential relevance to patient safety into an applied research setting. Based in Manchester, London and Leeds, they provide additional support for early phase trials and rapid translation of research into clinical practice.

NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands

The NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands supports our work, providing the regional infrastructure that enables high-quality clinical research to take place.


The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands, brings together a collaboration of local providers and commissioners of NHS services, universities, industry and other relevant organisations. It leads applied health research across the region, translating research findings into improved outcomes for patients.

NIHR School for Primary Care Research

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research is a partnership between nine leading academic centres for primary care research in England. The School’s main aim is to increase the evidence base for primary care practice through high quality research and strategic leadership.