About our Biomedical Research Centre
We are 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 focussing 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.
Paediatric Excellence Initiative
Through our existing partnerships and a new collaboration with children’s hospitals across the UK (Alder Hey, Birmingham, Sheffield), the NIHR GOSH BRC’s vision is to transform the health of children, and the adults they will become, by combining cutting edge research methods with world-leading clinical trial expertise, to accelerate discovery of new treatments for children with rare and complex conditions worldwide. Involving these patients, their parents or carers and the public in the research process is essential to achieving our mission and creating the Paediatric Excellence Initiative.
This Initiative reflects:
- our shared principles of excellence, transparency, accountability and value for money
- our desire to embed partnership with patients and families
- and our ambition to ensure staff from a range of career stages, professions and backgrounds can influence our strategy and hold us to account
About the National Institute for Health and Care Research
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is a major funder of global health research and training.
The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth.
The NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre is part of the NIHR and a collaboration between Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.
NIHR Translational Research Collaborations
NIHR Translational Research Collaborations (TRCs) are collaborative groups of world-leading investigators established via NIHR Biomedical Research Centres with significant expertise in specific disease areas. The TRCs enable NIHR to work together with industry, charities and other stakeholders to develop and deliver early-phase translational research at scale.
We are part of two TRCs:
UK Musculoskeletal Translational Research Collaboration (NIHR GOSH BRC Lead: Professor Lucy Wedderburn)
NIHR Oncology Translational Research Collaboration (NIHR GOSH BRC Lead: Mr Stefano Giuliani)