Sunday 18th March 2018

York Foundation Trust R&D Unit


Contact us

For general enquiries please

PostYork Foundation Trust R&D Unit,
Learning and Research Centre,
York Hospital,
Wigginton Road,
York YO31 8HE

Telephone iconTelephone: 01904 726996

Fax iconFax: 01904 725700

Email iconEmail: research.governance


Welcome to the Research & Development Office website for York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Our vision is


"To work together to strengthen the research culture within our Trust and to embed research into everyday clinical practice"


Research plays a vital role in improving outcomes by increasing our understanding of health and disease, by developing and refining evidence-based interventions and by enhancing service delivery.  Our dedicated Research & Development Office provides a hands on approach to deliver a high quality service that offers advice and support to researchers, members of the public, patients and industry partners about getting involved in research, study design, study set-up and delivery.

The department employs approximately 80 staff who alongside our investigators form a large part of a cross-functional team and expansive research community.  They range from research nurses and clinical trials assistants who support and oversee the day to day management of research projects such as recruitment and follow-ups; to lead research nurse coordinators and quality assurance staff who can ensure that studies are running efficiently and are appropriately supported.

From 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 our Trust had 147 research studies open to recruitment in York and Scarborough, which resulted in 4588 patients being recruited into clinical trials.

One of our strengths is linking with local expertise to bring together strong partnerships, to collaborate and deliver exciting and innovative research.  Collaboration is key and we work with many partners to deliver our large portfolio of research studies, in particular we have very strong links with University of York.