Joint Research Office

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The Joint Research Office brings together University and NHS research support functions to facilitate applied and translational health research.

Our aims are to:

      • Increase research quality and activity
      • Simplify research processes in the NHS and the University
      • Maximise research income and patient recruitment to clinical studies
      • Support the submission of high quality grant applications through enhanced University/NHS collaboration
      • Increase the emphasis on applied translational health research
      • Increase engagement between NHS clinical staff and university academics, to broaden the research base in the conduct of high quality research
      • Collaborate with the Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) to improve patient and the public recruitment to clinical studies
      • Support clinical academic training
      • Improve joint research governance processes and oversight of collaborative research
Contacts:

Joanne Plumb, Head of R&D Operations
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Email: Joanne.Plumb@uhb.nhs.uk

Wilma van Riel, Head of Research and Knowledge Transfer
College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham
E-mail: w.c.vanriel@bham.ac.uk

Elizabeth Adey, Head of R&D
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
E-mail: e.adey@nhs.net