NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility (CRF)

About Us

We are an National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Facility (CRF); a partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield.

The NIHR Sheffield CRF has been supporting clinical research within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2006 at both the Royal Hallamshire and Northern General Hospital sites.

The impact of the work that we support changes healthcare in the future; generating new treatments, finding new and better ways to deliver services and improving lives.


We offer purpose built, dedicated research facilities in a specialist environment for the conduct of high quality clinical research and have the capacity to care for participants on a day and overnight basis.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has received a £12 million funding boost which will help the centre improve early diagnosis, develop new treatments and improve outcomes for patients with a range of medical conditions, in a region with significant inequalities for health and life-expectancy.

A partnership between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the NIHR Sheffield BRC is dedicated to improving the health and care of people, and ensuring patients across the country have the opportunity to take part in, and benefit from, cutting-edge research studies.

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COVID-19

COVID-19 research has been given priority status by the Chief Medical Officer for England and the Department of Health and Social Care. Teams across the Trust are leading or participating in national and international research trials and observational studies, with further research being established.

Site Links

For more information about the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) please visit the NIHR website

For more information about Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT) please visit the STHFT website

For more information about the University of Sheffield (UoS) please visit the UoS website