NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre
The NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre is the leading children’s medical research centre in Europe. Our mission is to support translational research for children and young people across the world to accelerate the discovery of new treatments. We involve patients, their parents, carers and the public in our research processes, panels and advisory boards. We help to build a diverse research workforce through funding of research proposals and infrastructure, and develop research leaders of tomorrow by providing career support, training opportunities and events.
NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) are collaborations between world-leading universities and NHS organisations that bring together academics and clinicians to translate lab-based scientific breakthroughs into potential new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies.
The NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC) is a collaboration between Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. We are proud to be the only National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)-supported Biomedical Research Centre solely focusing on paediatric research. We provide cutting-edge facilities and world-leading expertise and access to over 200 rare disease patient populations allowing our staff and NHS, university and industry collaborators to conduct pioneering translational research into childhood illnesses.
We were first awarded Biomedical Research Centre status by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) in 2007 and, in 2022, we secured £35 million for our fourth term.