UK Clinical Research Networks

Clinical research networks have been established in each of the four UK nations, funded by the UK Health Departments. Together these national networks form the UK Clinical Research Network (UKCRN). Depending on your location you may wish to contact the devolved nations’ research networks regarding any available assistance for research design.

► UK Clinical Research Network website

NIHR Clinical Research Network: cancer

The NIHR Clinical Research Network covers 15 geographical areas across England. Within the 15 new Local Clinical Research Networks the delivery of studies will, by April 2015, be organised into 30 specialty areas, one of which is cancer.

► NIHR Clinical Research Network (cancer) website

Clinical Research Networks in Scotland

The Scottish Clinical Research Portfolio includes networks for cancer, dementia, stroke and primary care. There is also support available for research areas outside of the main topic specific networks that are funded by an eligible funder.

► Scottish Clinical Research Networks website

National Institute for Social Care and Health Research Clinical Research Centre

The National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) Clinical Research Centre (Wales) lists 17 Registered Research Groups for a wide range of topics and disease areas, including cancer, older people and ageing and primary care.

► Wales Clinical Research Network website

Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network

The Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network (NICRN) comprises ten regional groups and areas of interest include dementia, stroke and primary care. The NICRN will also consider good quality studies from other areas.

► Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network website