Commercial research

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) already hosts a large number of industry studies across our six clinical areas. Our commitment to being at the forefront of world-leading medical research means we are continually expanding our numbers of commercial studies. 

We are keen to work alongside pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech and diagnostic companies to continue to provide our patients with opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research.

The commercial research currently undertaken at the Trust is largely comprised of studies involving clinical trials of new drugs or medical devices, but also includes qualitative and non-interventional research. Our Industry Team are able to provide advice on feasibility and study setup, offering a wealth of experience and insight into all aspects of paediatric research.

The Research and Innovation Division is ready to host studies sponsored or fully-funded by commercial companies. From the expert advice through our dedicated Industry Team to our excellent Clinical Research Facility, we have the knowledge and infrastructure to deliver commercial studies on time and to target.  

Industry Team

The GOSH/ICH Research and Development Office is responsible for costing, pricing and contracting all research activity in GOSH and ICH that is funded by a commercial company, including clinical trials sponsored by industry, clinical and non-clinical collaborative research projects. 

The team works seamlessly with our local research network to assess study feasibility. We ensure that legally adequate contractual arrangements, including indemnity, are in place and conduct full quality assurance before a study commences. We also provide industry with information about research capabilities and opportunities for technology transfer and are happy to advise investigators on intellectual property rights, working closely with UCL Business to facilitate commercialisation.

We are also able to assist with:

  • Material Transfer Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements 

To discuss your requirements in more detail, or for advice on funding/sponsoring or working with Industry at GOSH, please get in touch with the Industry Team:

Dr Vanshree Patel
Senior Industry Manager
+44 (0) 207 905 2201  
Vanshree.Patel@gosh.nhs.uk