The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) provides the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS in England. This includes assisting researchers and funders to deliver their studies in the NHS, and supporting the research community to maximise the value of leading-edge approaches and techniques, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments.

The CRN is a managed network consisting of a broad alliance including Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, five Russell Group Universities, and PA Consulting. It is supported by a national CRN Coordinating Centre (CC) and funded by the Department of Health until March 2022.

Imperial College London is one of the Alliance university partners which hosts two CRN Cluster Offices. The Clusters provide leadership delivering national academic and clinical leadership for CRN research specialties along with a focus on emerging technologies and innovation.