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Types of Research

We undertake many different types of research at Portsmouth Hospitals but we are extremely committed to the delivery of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded research:

UKCRN Portfolio Adopted Studies

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

Research funded by the NIHR and partners should be eligible for adoption onto the United Kingdom Clinical Research Network (UKCRN) portfolio.  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 network funding or support. It is always worth checking if the funder may be able to become an eligible partner.

Commercial Studies

Commercial research is defined as research that is funded and sponsored by a commercial organisation. In this contract research 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 facilitation from the local networks. For information on national support for commercial research please click here.

Student Research

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust supports student research, which must be subject to the same quality and ethical review processes as all other research projects within our Trust.

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Last updated - 01 November 2018
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