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Our Research and Innovation Department is dedicated to the development of medicines and treatments for children, and innovating in children’s healthcare is a key priority for the Trust.

Our research strengths cover a wide range of clinical specialties and we are proud to work with some of the country’s leading professionals in paediatric conditions.

The Sheffield Children’s Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) opened in 2008 and was the first paediatric clinical research facility in the UK.


Research and Innovation at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust includes the Research Administration and Governance Team and the Clinical Research Facility Team. Together we provide comprehensive assistance to researchers conducting clinical research in our Trust.

We work closely with colleagues in the NIHR CRN: Yorkshire and Humber, regional NHS trusts and our local universities to ensure that we provide a streamlined service for the development, set-up, costing and management of both paediatric and adult research conducted at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Health Research Authority

The Health Research Authority and the Government set standards for all NHS organisations to make sure we protect your privacy and comply with the law when we are involved in research. They review all research studies to make sure that the research uses of personal data are in the public interest and meet ethical standards.

NIHR Children’s and Young People’s Med Tech Cooperative

Sheffield Children’s hosts the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Children and Young People MedTech Cooperative (NIHR CYP MedTech), a national consortium that supports and accelerates  the development and adoption of child health technology in the NHS. NIHR CYP MedTech is one of the 11 MedTech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives (MICs) funded by the NIHR and is the only MIC supporting children and young people. The network supports 7 specialty themes supported by NHS Trusts across the country focussed on addressing unmet health needs with technology solutions. For more information visit​

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