The Hub was established in 2010 to enable an increase in NHS / University / Industry collaborative research in health and medicine across Lancashire and Cumbria. This includes working with NHS partner Trusts across the region as well as with other key organisations including the NIHR Cumbria and Lancashire Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) and the NIHR Research Design Service for the North West (NIHR RDS NW).
The Hub operates on a 'hub and spoke’ model, so technically it is not focused on a single location. The administrative hub is based at Lancaster University with NHS partner organisations distributed across the North West.
Strategic operation of the Hub involves close liaison and coordination between the Associate Director of Clinical Research at Lancaster, Dr Sally Spencer, and R&D Directors and Managers in the partner NHS Trusts.
If you would like an opportunity to discuss how your organisation may benefit from Hub membership, please contact the team administrator.
We welcome opportunities to work with private sector organisations. If you would like develop links with the Clinical Research Hub, please contact our administrator.