This is an integrated single entry point for business and organisations to engage with the University on collaborative research and workforce development. Our aim is to operationalise the 'bench to bedside' research pathway by providing a cross-sectoral collaborative framework for research development.
The CRH is a regionwide strategic initiative designed to link service perspectives, professional interests and facilities within partner NHS Trusts to internationally renowned research expertise in Lancaster University. The Hub supports the growth of high-quality, locally-led research to underpin improved healthcare.
We offer a bespoke postgraduate learning framework that enables individuals and organisations to 'design their own programme' based around work objectives and projects. We provide relevant professional development programmes applicable to work agendas and outcomes that allow for partnership working with in-company training schemes, linking to areas of expertise within the University.
The Faculty hosts the North West Research Design Service, which provides methodological advice and guidance to NHS staff working on the design and development of research projects. The Clinical Research Hub and the NW RDS work closely together in the development and support of research initiatives across the region.