Local and national facilities and support

Successful research is a collaborative effort. A number of local and national groups are available to help you set up and conduct your research in the best way possible.

NIHR Hampshire and Isle of Wight Comprehensive Local Research Network (HIoW CLRN)

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Comprehensive Local Research Network (HIoW CLRN) is one of 25 CLRNs across England which form part of the NIHR Comprehensive Clinical Research Network (CCRN). The CCRN provides support for clinical trials and other well designed studies in all areas of disease and clinical need.

NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility Southampton (NIHR-WTCRF)

The NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility is our platform for all phase I and II studies. Embedded in the heart of  Southampton General Hospital it is available to investigators from across the trust and is superbly equipped for the delivery of  commercial, multicentre and more complex studies. The facility gives access to extensive, dedicated facilities for researchers and their volunteers, together with a team of experienced research nurses, on-call research fellows and support staff.

University of Southampton Clinical Trials Unit

The University of Southampton Clinical Trials Unit (UoSCTU) has been established with funding from Cancer Research UK and NIHR, within the Cancer Sciences Division of the School of Medicine at University of Southampton, and is based at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. It has recently been awarded NIHR funding to expand the remit outside that of cancer studies.

Research Design Service South Central (RDS-SC)

The RDS is a free service for health researchers and was formerly known as the Research & Development Support Unit (RDSU). The RDS has highly experienced Research Advisors with expertise covering many aspects of research design. They are able to advise and provide practical support in developing a NIHR grant application.

NIHR Biomedical Research Centre

Funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre is a partnership between University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) and the University of Southampton School of Medicine. They are world-leading centres of excellence in respiratory and nutrition, diet and lifestyle research, being core to Southampton's cross-disciplinary strengths in immunology and the lifecourse approach to health and disease.