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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Professor Peter Passmore’s Retirement

    Professor Peter Passmore has been a pillar of Geriatric medicine for 30+ years. He graduated from Queens University, Belfast with a BSc in Psychology in 1978 then went on to graduate from QUB Medicine in 1981, achieving his MD in 1987. After a year as a Senior Lecturer in Sydney, Australia, Peter returned … Continue reading Professor Peter Passmore’s Retirement

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Rare Disease Day 2024 – Inherited Retinal Degeneration in Northern Ireland

Today we are raising awareness of inherited retinal degeneration (IRD) with Professor Julie Silvestri, Clinical Director for Ophthalmic Services at Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Honorary Professor at the Centre Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast and Vision Clinical Co-Lead for our NI Clinical Research Network.   Julie leads the inherited retinal degeneration group … Continue reading Rare Disease Day 2024 – Inherited Retinal Degeneration in Northern Ireland

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Belfast Research Team lead on Recruitment for Pan-European NEUROCOUGH Trial

Pictured (L-R): Ms Abitha Nair, Ms Esther Ramsey and Ms Fionnuala White   The NI Clinical Research Network Respiratory Team at the Belfast City Hospital are leading the way for the international trial NEUROCOUGH: New Understanding in the Treatment of COUGH. The team smashed their original target of 100 patients recruited and went on to … Continue reading Belfast Research Team lead on Recruitment for Pan-European NEUROCOUGH Trial

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International Childhood Cancer Day 2024

  For International Childhood Cancer Day 2024, the NI Clinical Research Network wanted to highlight one of the amazing Childhood Cancer Research initiatives ongoing at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. Alana Sharpe, Paediatric Clinical Oncology & Haematology Research Nurse, discussed the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG): Tissue Bank, a unique collaboration with … Continue reading International Childhood Cancer Day 2024

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WHSCT Stroke Research Team over recruit to Global Clinical Research Trial ENRICH-AF

Pictured (L-R) Sheila Grimes, Stroke specialist Nurse and Dónal Concannon Stroke Clinical Research Nurse.   The Clinical Research Network Stroke team based at South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) have smashed their recruitment target for the ENRICH- AF trial – Edoxaban for Intra-Cranial Haemorrhage Survivors with Atrial Fibrillation.   ENRICH-AF is a randomised controlled trial with … Continue reading WHSCT Stroke Research Team over recruit to Global Clinical Research Trial ENRICH-AF

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NI Clinical Research Network Team Host Diabetes Research Café in RVH, Belfast

  Our BHSCT Diabetes Research team organised a Diabetes Research Café morning on Thursday 1st February, at the Regional Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Royal Victoria Hospital.   The Research café was extremely well attended by diabetes clinical staff, consultants, specialist nurses, department staff, medical secretaries and administration support. Diabetes Research nurse Charlotte said, “It … Continue reading NI Clinical Research Network Team Host Diabetes Research Café in RVH, Belfast

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