As the largest city in the North East, Newcastle has a significant and growing National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) infrastructure that works closely together in order to maximise opportunities and minimise duplication.
The NIHR infrastructure that is currently supporting clinical research in Newcastle and the North East and Cumbria is listed below.
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- Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre
- Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Newcastle
- Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit
- Research Design Service North East
- School of Primary Care Research
- School of Public Health Research
- Health Protection Research Unit
- Blood transfusion and transplant research unit
- Newcastle Clinical Research Facility
- Clinical Research Network
- Academic Health Science Network
- Specialty cluster
The infrastructure provided through the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) will provide support for shared facilities, platforms and technologies that will underpin translational research in ageing and chronic disease.
The BRC and BRU will act as a catalyst for multidisciplinary research and training, providing leverage for substantial external funding. Our research will utilise state-of-the-art facilities supported by well-established clinical services.
Key developments supporting our translational research programme include a Clinical Research Facility at the Royal Victoria Infirmary site, the Clinical Ageing Research Unit on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality at the Newcastle General Hospital, adjacent to Magnetic Resonance and Positron Emission Tomography imaging in the Newcastle Imaging Centre.
Find out how to contact us.
Biomedical Research Building
Campus for Ageing and Vitality
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 248 1145