The NIHR Research Support Services Framework has been developed to assist providers of NHS research in starting research more efficiently.

From 2012 the NIHR will publish metrics which measure efficiencies which includes a benchmark of 70 calendar days or less for the time taken for a valid research application to be processed to the first patient recruited, including 30 days from receiving NHS permission to the First Patient First Visit milestone. 


TypeWhere to find
Key contacts JRCO
Useful links NIHR - metrics summary
NIHR benchmark Within NIHR 70-day benchmark (Day 30-end)
Process map links This activity occurs in the recruitment stage:
Imperial College London as sponsor
Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust as sponsor
Commercial organisation as sponsor
Non-commercial organisation as sponsor