HSC R&D Division support Research Networks in Northern Ireland.
Research Networks provide infrastructure to allow high-quality clinical research to take place across Health and Social Care (HSC) structures, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments.
In Northern Ireland there are three Research Networks:
- Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network (NICRN) (comprising of 12 Interest Groups/Clinical Specialities)
- Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Network (NICTN)
- Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network (NIPHRN)
The NICRN and NICTN provide skilled health professionals working across Northern Ireland, who can help researchers to set up and run clinical studies quickly and effectively. They can facilitate training & education needs in research and endeavour to work with patients and the public to ensure their needs are at the centre of this research activity.
Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network
Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Network
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9063 8468
The NIPHRN is set up differently. It facilitates individuals to form Research Development Groups (RDGs) to develop research protocols to attract external funding in relation to a new policy/intervention planned by a policy, practice or service partner or a natural experiment in the field of public health.
Dr Mark Tully