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Information for researchers

If you are a researcher wishing to carry out a research study at University Hospitals Bristol we hope the information on this part of our website will guide you through the process.

The R&I Department have created a number of process maps to help you plan your study and follow the correct procedures. Please click on the links below to access the maps

Preparing, writing and submitting NIHR grant applications through UH Bristol

Register Project with Research & Innovation

Submit for Sponsorship to Sponsorship Issued

Complete IRAS to NHS Permission Granted

We want to help you get your research started as quickly and easily as possible, so either follow the relevant links for further guidance, or if you cannot find the information you need, contact Research and Innovation on 0117 342 0233.

Guidance is available on:

Information is also available on:

Information on funding opportunities from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) can be found here 

For performance on initiating clinical research, UH Bristol must now measure and publish data on the days elapsing between the time we receive a valid research application for a clinical trial and the time when the first patient is recruited to the trial, for all the clinical trials we host. This applies to all clinical trials irrespective of the funder. Wherever the duration exceeds 70 days, we will be expected to explain the reason  for the delay to the NIHR in writing. Fore more information on what the NIHR targets consist of and how we can reach them, read our guidance document.

If you have any queries on the process, phone Research and Innovation on 0117 342 0233 and we will be happy to help.