CaHRU and Lincoln Clinical Trials Unit partners in new NIHR Research Support Service (RSS) East Midlands

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded £8.5 million to an East Midlands partnership, including CaHRU and LinCTU, to deliver one of eight hubs of the new NIHR Research Support Service (RSS). The partnership will work with research teams across England to develop and deliver ground-breaking health and social care research.

The NIHR Research Support Service (RSS) will provide researchers, especially those applying for and in receipt of NIHR funding, access to support, advice and expertise in clinical and applied health and care research.
Research Support Service Hub Director, Martin Williams, said: “We are delighted that the National Institute for Health and Care Research has recognised the strength and quality of our partnership. This prestigious award demonstrates the high reputation of the staff and leadership teams of our member groups and institutions. We look forward to working with research teams across the country to deliver truly innovative research that will make a positive difference to people’s health and care.”

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The new service will begin on 1 October 2023. Further information about the NIHR Research Support Service can be found here:

Partner Research Units, Groups and Centres
Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHSFT
Derbyshire County Council
Lincoln Clinical Trials Unit, University of Lincoln
Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Nottingham
Biostatistics Research Group, University of Leicester
Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability, University of Leicester
Centre for Ethnic Health Research, University of Leicester
Centre for Healthcare Equipment & Technology Adoption, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour, Loughborough University
Community and Health Research Unit, University of Lincoln
Development Centre for Population Health, University of Leicester
Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Leicester
Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester
Healthy Ageing Research Group, University of Lincoln
Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group, University of Nottingham
Institute for Environmental Futures, University of Leicester
Institute of Mental Health, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and University of Nottingham
Lifespan and Population Health Unit, University of Nottingham
Lifestyle & Health Research Group, University of Leicester
MindTech MedTech and In-vitro diagnostic Co-operative, University of Nottingham
National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Loughborough University
Real World Evidence Unit, University of Leicester
Social Science, Applied Healthcare and Improvement Research Group, University of Leicester

The mission of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research by:
• Funding high quality, timely research that benefits the NHS, public health and social care;
• Investing in world-class expertise, facilities and a skilled delivery workforce to translate discoveries into improved treatments and services;
• Partnering with patients, service users, carers and communities, improving the relevance, quality and impact of our research;
• Attracting, training and supporting the best researchers to tackle complex health and social care challenges;
• Collaborating with other public funders, charities and industry to help shape a cohesive and globally competitive research system;
• Funding applied global health research and training to meet the needs of the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries.
NIHR is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. Its work in low- and middle-income countries is principally funded through UK Aid from the UK government.

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