Types of Research

We undertake many different types of research at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, but we are extremely committed to the delivery of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) research.

Please see below for further information on the NIHR portfolio and other types of research:

UKCRN Portfolio Adopted Studies

The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) Portfolio is a database consisting of high-quality clinical research studies that are eligible for consideration for support from the Clinical Research Network in England.

For full details on the eligibility criteria please view the following go to the UKCRN website.

A list of current Portfolio adopted studies can be found here - UKCRN portfolio

Non-Portfolio Studies  

These are studies that do not meet the criteria for adoption by NIHR and are therefore not entitled to CRN funding or support.

Commercial Studies

Commercial research is defined as research that is funded and sponsored by a commercial organisation. The company designs the protocol and own any results and arising Intellectual property. Commercial contract research must be fully funded but may be adopted by the NIHR portfolio and therefore eligible for support from the local networks.

Academic Studies

Academic studies are sponsored by academic institutions, such as Universities.

Service Evaluations

Service Evaluations are research studies which do not require NHS Health Research Authority (HRA) review/ approval. The HRA provide a tool to determine whether a study requires this type of approval, which can be found by clicking here.