Research and Innovation

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.

Read our latest stories - and find out about our research opportunities.

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 had the award renewed in 2011. This was in recognition of the research conducted in the organisation. We are the only paediatric BRC in the UK.

Discover more about research and innovation at GOSH and the ICH.

Read our latest patient stories and find out about our research opportunities.

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

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

Learn more about the support and resources available to researchers. 

Research news

Learn about the latest research and innovation at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Meet Kai: One of the first patients to be treated at the Zayed Centre for Research

Our brand new medical facility, the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, brings together pioneering research and clinical care under one roof to drive forward new treatments and cures for seriously ill children, both across the UK and internationally. One of the first patients to be treated at the Centre is Kai, aged 10. 

Film celebrates success of Biomedical Research Centres set up by outgoing UK Chief Medical Officer

NHS patients who have taken part in clinical trials have expressed their gratitude to researchers in a film celebrating the work of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs), including GOSH BRC, to mark the retirement of outgoing Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies.

Rue's story: Getting involved in research

Rue, 17, has Neuromyelitis Optica, a rare autoimmune condition affecting 1 in 5 million people. It can be characterised by relapses (attacks) of the optic nerve and spinal cord, which can cause vision problems and sight loss. Rue is taking part in a clinical trial to see whether a new drug can help reduce relapses that occur in her vision. Here she shares her story:

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