National Institute for Health Research
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation's largest funder of health and care research. They provide the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive. Working in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders, patients and the public, the NIHR deliver and enable world-class research that transforms people's lives, promotes economic growth and advances science.
The NIHR was established in 2006 to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research, and is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. In addition to its national role, the NIHR commissions applied health research to benefit the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries, using Official Development Assistance funding.