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

Collaboration from Concept to Care

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust works closely within a network of partner organisations to build collaborations and help develop research ideas.

The University of Sheffield works with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to build clinical and academic partnerships. For help finding academic collaborators or to discuss potential grant funding for a research project the University of Sheffield can be contacted via the University of Sheffield Healthcare Gateway

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has two dedicated, state-of-the-art Clinical Research Facilities, one at the Northern General Site, and one at the Royal Hallamshire site. These offer the clinical space, expertise and specialist equipment needed to execute a clinical trial, as well as a highly trained team of Nurses, Clinical Support Workers and administrative staff, including Research Coordinators and Clinical Research Data Coordinators, to support you in your research.  

Our Clinical Research Office has a dedicated Industry Team who are available to deal with all enquiries relating to initiating and conducting trials at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For advice on research governance, NHS permissions, feasibility and capacity or any other enquiry relating to progressing your research project click here to contact us.


A variety of funding schemes are available to industry partners to fund research, some schemes specifically require the collaboration of SMEs, clinicians and academics to be eligible for funding.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is  interested in forming collaborations with industry partners to submit high quality applications for National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funding. The Invention for Innovation (i4i) scheme funds the development of innovative healthcare technologies and in particular medical devices. The Efficacy Mechanisms Evaluation (EME) programme funds efficacy evaluations including trials into drugs and biological compounds.

Funding for industry-sponsored projects is also available from the Medical Research Council and Innovate UK.

If you would like more information about collaboration funding, contact us to discuss the next steps, and we will work with our partners at the University of Sheffield Healthcare Gateway to identify collaborators to take your idea forward.