National Institute for Health Research

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National Institute for Health Research(NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. It is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation. [1]

NIHR funds leading-edge scientific research, 'driving faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the public'. [2]


The NIHR is a donor to the Science Media Centre. [3]


  1. About NIHR National Institute for Health Research, accessed 7 November 2014
  2. vision/mission/aims National Institue for Health Research, accessed 7 November 2014
  3. SMC, Funding, accessed 29 September 2013. See also Science Media Centre - Funding