Northern Ireland’s Largest Research Delivery Platform

As Northern Ireland’s largest research delivery platform, we act as the central hub offering effective access to multi-disciplinary research stakeholders.

We work closely with research partners across Trusts, governance, academia, charities, and commercial sponsors.

We share knowledge, locally, nationally and internationally.

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The dedicated Hub for Advancing Healthcare

As the Clinical Research Network we are the dedicated hub for advancing healthcare across Health, Social and Primary Care environments.

Fulfilling a vital role within the wider UK Clinical Research Networks, we enable delivery of clinical trials and other high quality research in NI.

Our Expertise, Infrastructure and Knowledge help us to not only assess, implement and deliver high quality research but also to offers participants an efficient route of entry to health and social care environments. 

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Creating a Research and Evidence Partnership – Hosted by NI Social Care Council

  Pictured (L-R): Professor Davy Hayes (QUB and Board member NI Social Care Council) Professor John Devaney (Edinburgh University), Ms Marian O’ Rourke, Director Workforce and Standards (NI Social Care Council) Ms Anne Glade, Social Care Research Lead (NI Social Care Council) , Ms Patricia Higgins. Chief Executive (NI Social Care Council); Professor Brian Taylor,( … Continue reading Creating a Research and Evidence Partnership – Hosted by NI Social Care Council

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Professor Giuliana Silvestri Receives CBE Medal at Windsor Castle

Last July we celebrated our esteemed colleague, Clinical Director for Ophthalmic Services and NI Clinical Research Network Vision lead, Professor Giuliana Silvestri and her award of CBE for services to Ophthalmology and Eyecare in Northern Ireland.   Since then Prof Silvestri has received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire medal and attended … Continue reading Professor Giuliana Silvestri Receives CBE Medal at Windsor Castle

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The EDGE 3 Clinical Data Conference 2024

Pictured:  Mr Rahim Byrne, Ms Doretta Sheerin, Ms Hazel Thompson, Ms Lauren Campbell, Ms Sharon O’Neill, Mr Andrew Sloane and Mr Shane Jackson   The EDGE 3 Conference took place on 24th – 25th April at The Vox, Birmingham. The event was sponsored by RQA (Research Quality Association), CIRU (Clinical Informatics Research Unit) and BC Platforms.   A … Continue reading The EDGE 3 Clinical Data Conference 2024

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Belfast Trust Specialist Ophthalmologist runs London Marathon 2024

  Dr Karen Gillvray is an associate specialist ophthalmologist based at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. Dr Gillvray is also a ophthalmology sub-investigator involved in clinical research for the NI Clinical Research Network.   Karen ran the London Marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of her friend who sadly passed … Continue reading Belfast Trust Specialist Ophthalmologist runs London Marathon 2024

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Belfast Trust ENCOMPASS Admin Team Training

    A cohort of our NI Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre Team attended the non-clinical research training with ENCOMPASS at Musgrave Park Hospital. ENCOMPASS will Go-Live in Belfast Trust on Thursday 6th June 2024.    encompass is a Health and Social Care (HSC) wide initiative that will introduce a digital integrated care record to … Continue reading Belfast Trust ENCOMPASS Admin Team Training

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Congratulations to our Clinical Research Nurses on their Masters

  Mr Michael McAlinden, Neurodegenerative Clinical Research Nurse for the NI Clinical Research Network, BHSCT recently graduated with a Masters in Dementia Studies from the University of Stirling. Michael said, “Since 2019 I have worked as part of the NICRN within the Neurodegenerative research group. I am passionate about bringing research opportunities to people living … Continue reading Congratulations to our Clinical Research Nurses on their Masters

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