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

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Research Strategy 2018-2020


Research excellence leads directly to improved patient outcomes, both by attracting high quality employees and embedding a culture of the highest standards of healthcare delivery underpinned by evidence.To this end, the overall aim of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STH) research & innovation strategy continues to be one of increasing the profile, quality and quantity of clinical research, viewed as an essential and valued activity by all members of the organisation and the wider Sheffield community. The research & innovation strategy underpins the objectives of the STH Making a Difference Corporate Strategy 2017-2020.
Please click on the link below to read the full Strategy:

 STH Research & Innovation Strategy 2018-2020

The STH Research Strategy is underpinned by a metric-based Performance & Operating Framework. For more details on this framework, please click here.


Due to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and our focus on vaccine trials, our Strategy and Performance & Operating Framework update processes were not conducted.  An updated research strategy and framework will be published as soon as we have capacity to undertake these again.