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

About Us

The Clinical Research & Innovation Office is a partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest and most successful NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, boasting a number of world-renowned services, and the University of Sheffield, a world-class university with a reputation for outstanding research.



Our Numbers

Our Aim

  • Support researchers to set up studies quickly and efficiently by delivering high quality research support, assistance and education with the University of Sheffield’s Research Services
  • Provide expert advice on research design and analysis


Our Expertise

  • Broad area of research interest with research taking place across all of our directorates
  • Clinical staff at the forefront of their fields who transform research ideas into tangible products and services
  • Close links with NHS staff, leading academics, patients and the public, and industry partners to develop trials that will enable new treatments/drugs/services to reach patients faster
  • Dedicated research support staff to guide you through the research process


Our Facilities include

  • A Clinical Research Facility based at Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the Northern General Hospital, and one at Weston Park Hospital with facilities you would find on a ward or an outpatient clinic
  • The Sheffield Medical School, one of the country’s leading medical schools which consistently features highly in independent assessments
  • The Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience – a world leading £18m centre for research into Motor Neurone Disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.