Newcastle Clinical Research Facility

Governance & Funding

Governance and Funding


The Joint Research Executive is responsible for the oversight of clinical research activities within the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH). This includes:

  • direction of the Joint Research Office
  • research governance
  • performance management of the clinical research platforms and facilities

Contact the Joint Research Office for further information. The research governance policy of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is available on the research governance section of their website.


The Clinical Research Facility is a partnership between Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is predominantly funded through the Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) with the intention of supporting clinical innovation and research.

Other income is created through a combination of commercial and non-commercial research grants.

In July 2017 the NIHR released a video to explain who they are and what they do.  The video features people from across the NIHR who are working towards improving the health and wealth of the nation through research. Caroline Magee who features in the video said "The NIHR is the most integrated clinical research system in the world, but not may people know that.  We hope that this video will go some way to raise awareness of the important work we do so that we're no longer the 'hidden gem' in health and social care research".

The NIHR spends around £1 billion each year; driving research from bed to beside, transforming research in the NHS,  increasing the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public, driving faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits, developing and supporting the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research and attracting investment by the life sciences industry through its world-class facilities for health research.

You can share the video on social media using #WeAreNIHR

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research:

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