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
Project with Research & Innovation
Submit for Sponsorship to Sponsorship
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.