Researchers and Professionals

Research Delivery

Our dedicated Clinical Studies Delivery Team supports all aspects of research delivery, from feasibility, identifying a Principal Investigator (PI) and set-up, to recruitment of participants on time and to target.

We work closely with all Clinical Research Networks to ensure rapid setup and delivery of studies.

Our Clinical Studies Officers and Research Nurses support studies in every clinical speciality in the Trust. Our Clinical Research Champions and Service User Research Champions ensure that studies are well publicised, to help recruitment.

The Research Senior Management Team monitor recruitment to all studies and ensure that these remain on target.

We have an excellent record of supporting commercial trials and welcome enquiries from industry partners.

For the services we provide, please see:

R&I - Leaflet.pdf [pdf] 455KB

Opportunities for funding, please see:

Research Development Fund - Call for Applications.pdf [pdf] 125KB

Research Pathfinder Awards.pdf [pdf] 261KB


Clinical Research is Everyone's Future (CRIEF)

Clinical Research is Everyone’s Future and the latest CRN initiative is aimed at engaging health and social care professionals in clinical research.

For most patients their day to day contact with the health and social care system is with colleagues not directly involved in research delivery.

This is where the research delivery workforce can help colleagues better understand how they can be advocates for clinical research participation.

More information is available on the NIHR website. 


Useful Links

The Research Design Service West Midlands Is one of ten regional Research Design Services across the country. They are funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

The Clinical Research Network (CRN) works with local NHS organisations to support clinical research. 
Clinical Research Network (CRN).pdf [pdf] 153KB

Health Research Authority (HRA)
Protects and promotes the interests of patients and the public in health research and streamlines research regulation.