Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

For Researchers

The Clinical Research Office provides comprehensive assistance to researchers conducting clinical research in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield.

By working closely with our colleagues in the NIHR Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber, the University of Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit and the Clinical Research Facility, we provide a streamlined service to support the stimulation, development, set-up, costing and management of clinical research in Sheffield.

Please refer to the Process Map on this page for more detail on conducting research that involves Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Alternatively, you can download a PDF copy that outlines the stages of the Research Process -

 Research Process Map


We have outlined below the key steps of the process map for conducting non-commercial research which has been broken down into 9 stages, for commercial research separate comments are made throughout this map.

The map shows you who can help you at each stage of the process, the information will appear when you hover over the boxes.

Clinically related problem – is it research or service delivery? Deciding on the scope of the Research and type of investigation Establishing the research question and the team Research Design Submit Funding Proposal Seeking Approvals and training needs to proceed Delivering and completing your study Dissemination and Archiving Exploitation of Knowledge Patient and Public Involvement