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

Our Partners

The Clinical Research and Innovation Office works closely with clinical research partners from across Sheffield to deliver a cohesive and joined-up support network capable of transforming health and healthcare.


Research Services

Based at the University of Sheffield, the Research Services team support researchers across the University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation to secure research funding from UK and international funders, including expert advice and guidance on undertaking knowledge exchange, demonstrating impact, commercial output, early career researcher development and good research practice.

Research Support Service

Funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research, the Research Support Service (RSS) provides free, confidential support for researcher to apply for funding and develop and deliver clinical and applied health and care research.

Access to support, advice and expertise is available for all researchers in England working across the NIHR remit.

The RSS replaces the NIHR Research Design Service and support funding for Clinical Trials Units.

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Clinical Trials Research Unit

Based at the Sheffield Centre for Health and Related Research (ScHARR), a centre of excellence in research, teaching and consultancy across health services research, health economics and public health based at the University of Sheffield, the Clinical Trials Research Unit provides support and mentorship to ensure that researchers develop high quality grant proposals.

Key services provided include:

  • Support with the planning and running of clinical trials
  • Advice on design and conduct of clinical trials, including international regulatory standards in clinical, community and general practice settings.

Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)

Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is an NIHR-funded research partnership between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, dedicated to improving the treatment and care of people with long-term health conditions. The infrastructure aims to reduce the translational gap between research ideas and the development of new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies in the areas of Neuroscience, Infection & Immunity, Imaging and Engineering and Cardiovascular Disease.

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The Clinical Research Network

The Clinical Research Network provides the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments. They help researchers to set up clinical studies quickly and effectively; support the life-sciences industry to deliver their research programmes; provide health professionals with research training; and work with patients to ensure their needs are at the very centre of all research activity.

To find out more about the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network Yorkshire and Humber click here.

Devices for Dignity (D4D) MedTech Co-operative

Devices for Dignity is one of 11 national MedTech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs).

D4D are funded by the NIHR to act as a catalyst within the NHS for the development of new medical devices, healthcare technologies and technology-dependent interventions. They focus on developing technology solutions to meet clinical needs and for chronic health conditions that are often overlooked, and that are typically associated with loss of dignity and independence, and poor patient outcomes.

D4D is led by Professor Wendy Tindale OBE, who provides scientific leadership for one of the largest NHS centres of medical technology in the UK as Innovation Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Sheffield Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre (ECMC)

Sheffield ECMC leads translational clinical trials, with clinical trials across a wide range of tumour type and modalities currently open within our portfolio. 
Building on considerable strengths in scientific and clinical cancer research across a number of tumour type, work is centred around 4 main strands; Bone Oncology, Nucleic Acid and Genome Biology, Radiotherapy and Thoracic Malignancies and Rare Tumours.
Covering a patient population of 2.1million,  including district hospitals in Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley and Chesterfield. The main hub, Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, is one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in England. 
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Health Innovation Yorkshire and Humber

Health Innovation Yorkshire and Humber is one of 15 organisations that acts as the innovation arm of the NHS. They were set up to create and harness a strong, purposeful partnership between patients, health services, industry, and academia to achieve a significant improvement in the health and wealth of the population.

By connecting those sectors, they will help build a pathway of solutions for the NHS from research and product development through to implementation and commercialisation.

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Medipex is a healthcare innovation hub for NHS organisations across
the Yorkshire & Humber and East Midlands regions and industry and
academia internationally. They connect the NHS with industry and
academia, sharing their knowledge of the NHS and commercialisation
processes to facilitate the innovation cycle.

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