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NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre

Research on Research

Research on Research (RoR) is the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR’s) internal research programme, which is delivered by its members of staff. With external collaboration we are able to consider and deliver research to better inform the research management processes from funding through to publication.

The programme, based at the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), was established in 2007.

We do RoR to:


We achieve this by:


We are always interested in hearing from potential collaborators. If you have a research question or topic suggestion, or are interested in collaborating with us, please get in touch with us. Email:

Our purpose

  • To provide robust evidence in order to inform and improve research management and commissioning processes
  • To support the activities of the NIHR in areas of innovation, impact and adding value
  • To build the skills, capacity and interest of the NIHR to improve the delivery of the research management function

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