Current NIHR campaigns

#WeAreNIHR video

A new video has been released to explain who the NIHR is and what it does. The video, which is less than one minute long, describes the NIHR ‘in a nutshell’ and features people from across the NIHR who are working towards improving the health and wealth of the nation through research - just like you.

We would like everyone funded by, supported by, working for and working with the NIHR to watch the video and share it with colleagues, family and friends so that we can raise the profile of the NIHR and the important work it does. Watch it       here:

NIHR Let's Get Digital Competition

This competition is designed to demonstrate the interesting digital ways people across the NIHR can promote research - and to recognise those that already are.

There are five categories to the competition; Video, Photograph, Online community, Website and Infographic. We are looking for entries that help to capture why NIHR research is important and exciting. We love research and we want your submissions to help us spread the word about how vital it is to the development of new and better treatments in the NHS.

I Am Research
I Am Research

Every year, we promote International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May. It is an opportunity to showcase the diversity of health and social care research, how you can get involved and the benefits it brings to patients and the public.

2017 is a particularly exciting year, because we’re launching a new national campaign: I Am Research.
                                                          I Am Research follows in the footsteps of OK to Ask, which has helped to raise the profile of clinical research in the NHS over the
                                                          last four years.

                                                          To find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved, visit

Make it clear
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is committed to making sure that each research study it funds has a clear and     concise plain English summary. It is important that this information explains the research as a whole and is easy to read and         understand. From 14 May 2014 a good quality plain English summary, submitted as part of the standard application form, became   a requirement of NIHR funding. Guidance has been developed for researchers and for board and panel members. An NIHR             Implementation group is taking this work forward and will be monitoring and assessing the quality of the summaries.