Key Organisations


A number of key organisations have an overarching aim to strengthen health research in the UK. Either as Partners, or close stakeholders, of the UKCRC they are all working to improve various aspects of the research environment.

National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research is now established as a part of the Government’s strategy, ‘Best Research for Best

Office for Stategic Coordination of Health Research

The 2006 Review of funding in UK health research led by Sir David Cooksey resulted in the creation of the independent Office for

NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre delivers and manages clinical research networks in England and facilitates a range of activities across the

Research Councils UK

Research Councils UK is a strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils: the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Biotechnology