About research and innovation at GOSH

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Carrying out research into the best way to fight children’s illnesses has been one of our three main ambitions ever since our hospital opened in 1852. We’ve come a long way since then and, with our research partner the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH), we now form the largest paediatric centre in Europe dedicated to both clinical and basic scientific research.

We are committed to carrying out pioneering research to find treatments and cures for some of the most complex illnesses, for the benefit of children here in the UK and worldwide.

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) were awarded NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) status in 2007, and has had the award renewed at every term end, most recently in 2022. We are the only solely paediatric-focussed BRC in the UK.

Information for patients and the public

Find out how to get involved in research we do at GOSH.

Information for staff

Find out more about the research support, infrastructure and facilities we have available.

Our research facilities

Find out more about the research facilities at GOSH and UCL GOS ICH

GOSH NIHR Biomedical Research Centre

Learn about the NIHR GOSH Biomedical Research Centre and how it supports research at GOSH and the ICH.

NIHR GOSH Clinical Research Facility

Find out more about our specialist day care accommodation for children and young people taking part in clinical research studies.

Collaborate with us

Information for commercial and academic partners about how to work with us.

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