Boost your income through research

Delivering research can generate extra income for your practice or PCN. Income varies according to whether the study is academic or commercial and the complexity of the study.

Remember: Research training is free

All training required to deliver research is free from the NIHR. You can access by signing up for an NIHR learn account. The CRN team can also visit your practice to provide research awareness training to all staff and any interested patients.

Income from academic studies

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) promotes studies that are currently open or being set up in Greater Manchester.

Please note that in addition to receiving payment to deliver such research, the Clinical Research Network core team (including research nurses, clinical trials administrators and research practitioners) can also provide free hands-on help to support the delivery of academic research in your practice.

Income from commercial research

Commercial research can be financially rewarding, especially for sites which have established a good reputation for delivering studies to time and target. However, study opportunities, like buses, can be unpredictable. The Clinical Research Network team can provide support throughout, including with feasibility, expressions of interest, contract negotiations, site selection, site initiation visits and mentoring. However, please note that as commercial studies are fully costed, Clinical Research Network staff cannot provide free hands-on support for delivery.