Funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the Oxford BRC works across the partnership between Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford.
About the National Institute for Health Research
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is established as a part of the Government’s strategy, “Best Research for Best Health“. It is committed to establishing the NHS as an internationally recognised centre of research excellence through supporting outstanding individuals, working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.
These pages provide links and updates to all our partner organisations alongside information that may be useful to those undertaking translational research in Oxford.
The OUH Trust Research and Development team support and facilitate researchers to undertake high quality research, and the University of Oxford Clinical Trials and Research Governance (CTRG) team was set up in 2006 to help researchers planning studies involving human subjects.
The OUH Trust Research and Development team also provide research governance to ensure the interests of participants, researchers and the Trust are protected through adherence to the local and national regulatory frameworks. They work closely with researchers from Oxford University and the Oxford University Clinical Trials and Research Governance team.
Based at the Joint Research Office within the Churchill Hospital site, the Clinical Trials and Research Governance (CTRG) team maintains a database of all University-sponsored clinical research studies to facilitate compliance with the applicable governance and/or regulations. Clinical research is any research involving human subjects or tissues, including healthy volunteers.
Other useful links
CRN Thames Valley and South Midlands is one of 15 Local Clinical Research Networks across England which form part of the NIHR Comprehensive Clinical Research Network (CCRN). CCRN provides support for clinical trials and other well designed studies in all areas of disease and clinical need.
Research Design Service South Central is part of the infrastructure of the National Institute for Health Research. The RDS South Central is one of several regional services around the country making up the national RDS. The RDS exists to provide help to people preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. The RDS essentially consists of a team of people based in universities and the NHS across the South West, able to advise and provide practical support when you are developing your grant application.
NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Oxford is a regionally-based partnership between local providers of NHS services (such as hospital trusts) and universities, hosted by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. These partnerships include other organisations such as health-related businesses and charities and the local Academic Health Science Network. The CLAHRC identifies local and national health and social care priorities, and funds and supports projects that address them.