Using the Clinical Research Network

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR-CRN)
How to use it to do clinical research

Most Gastroenterologists want to participate in Clinical Research but don’t know how to and/or haven’t got the support.

Not any more!

Please take 5 minutes to read the jargon-busting guide, available on the BSG website, to what the UK Clinical Research Network can do for you and how to get Clinical Research going in your Trust. If you have any questions, please contact the BSG Research Committee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please note this guide is being updated to reflect changes taking effect in Q2 of 2014.

The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Specialty Groups are two of 30 Specialty Groups which provide national networks of topic-specific expertise. These groups are key to the success of the CRN. They work at both national and local levels to ensure the successful delivery of research within their specialties. This means ensuring that studies are delivered to target and on time. Further information on their remits and portfolio of trials can be found here:

Further information is available in the article published in January 2012 in Frontline Gastroenterology. In order to view the article, BSG members will need to log-in.