NIHR Life Sciences Industry

First update on implementation of the Restart Framework

In May, the NIHR published a framework for restarting research paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, good progress has been made in terms of assessments taking place and paused research being restarted. Read more

UK recruits first patient into global Novartis Covid-19 study

The UK was the first country to enroll a patient into a global Covid-19 study run by Novartis, beating the USA, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. Read more

Industry partnership aims to tackle key areas of health research The NIHR is looking to work with industry to increase the number of researchers and clinical academics equipped with key skills. Pfizer UK is already co-funding NIHR Doctoral and Advanced fellowships with a focus on research in alopecia areata, chronic pain and atopic dermatitis. Find out how you can get involved.


About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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