National institute offers NHS trusts £64m for collaborative research projects

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 29 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1211
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    The government has announced funding of £64m (€80m; $128m) for different research projects around England that may lead to the rapid introduction of new and effective treatments for a wide range of medical conditions.

    Seven collaborations between NHS trusts and universities are to receive the funds from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) over five years.

    The minister for public health, Dawn Primarolo, announced the seven successful bids for the research money this week, awarded under the name of NIHR Collaborations for Health Research and Care. Each collaboration has to match that central funding with its …

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