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

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Step 2 - My Study is Registered

Set-Up Meeting

Once a project is registered with the Clinical Research and Innovation Office, please contact your assigned R&D Coordinator to arrange a set-up meeting. The set-up meeting gives your Coordinator the opportunity to understand your study in more detail and will allow you to have a better understanding of the requirements to obtain NHS Permission.

Grant Applications

The CRIO collaborates with a range of partners and colleagues to provide researchers with advice and support for developing grant applications, such as:

Many colleagues from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield sit on the panels, boards and committees of local and national grant funding bodies for clinical, applied and experimental medicine research. As a result, there is a wealth of expertise in Sheffield in the processes and priorities of funding organisations, including the Medical Research Council and NIHR funding streams.

Costing Your Grant Application

If you are planning to submit a grant application that involves Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, please contact your R&D Coordinator six to eight weeks before the application deadline.

This early contact is essential to ensure that we can collect the NHS costs you need and your application can be signed off by the appropriate representative from STH.

For your Coordinator’s contact details please click here or contact Jenny Powell in the Clinical Research and Innovation Office on 0114 226 5518 or

Intellectual Property

For information and advice on taking Intellectual Property forward at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, please click here

Training Opportunities

Here are some training courses you may find helpful if you are developing a grant application:

NIHR Funding Programmes - How to be Successful

The NIHR Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber (NIHR RDS YH) runs an event about the different NIHR funding streams and how to improve the chances of your applications being successful. For information about the next event please see the NIHR RDS YH website.

University of Sheffield - How to Write a Successful Grant Application

The University of Sheffield Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health’s Think Head programme’s most popular workshop gives an opportunity to experience the difficulties faced by research grant committee panels and to find out how to can present your grant application to influence the chances of success and avoid the pitfalls. The course involves in-depth discussion of some real life examples and involve a mock panel discussion session. For more information about how to register for the course and details of the next date please contact Lucy Lee, Research Development Advisor in the University of Sheffield at

Funding Opportunities

Visit to see the latest open calls for funding opportunities from the National Insitute for Health Research (NIHR).

External Researchers - Research Passports

For information on the NIHR Research Passport system, including:
  • Who needs a Research Passport
  • How to apply for one
  • NHS to NHS Letters of Access
  • Helpful contacts in Sheffield
  • Frequently asked questions

​Please refer to the STH Guide to the Research Passport System.

Useful Documents:

Your contact in the CRIO is Jenny Powell