If a study is adopted on the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Portfolio, it will become eligible for a range of benefits, such as:

  • access to a local network of dedicated skilled research support staff including research nurses and other allied health professionals, who can help identify eligible patients, arrange consent to participate in the study and monitor patients as they progress through the study 
  • support to ensure that your study can be successfully undertaken in the NHS including pharmacy, imaging and pathology services 
  • registration for an International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN)


TypeWhere to find
Key contacts Clinical Divisions;
Useful links NIHR CRN - CSP
NIHR CRN - study support
NIHR CRN - eligibility for CRN support
NHS (NoCLoR) - CSP studies
NIHR benchmark Prior to NIHR 70-day benchmark
Process map links This activity occurs in the feasibility stage:
Imperial College London as sponsor
Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust as sponsor
Commercial organisation as sponsor
Non-commercial organisation as sponsor