Welcome to research


As a university Trust we believe research is key to providing exceptional care. Our aim is to offer every patient the opportunity to take part in research, to develop new medicines, devices and treatments.

We host research funded by external organisations including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and the life sciences industry.

We support home grown studies, and sponsor high quality research of clear value to the NHS. From new investigators with their first ideas to multi-centre randomised controlled trials, we can work with you to design, set-up and deliver your research.

Research News

The REMEDY team being presented with the CRN Award
REMEDY team eager to support more patients access research after regional award win

A team of researchers has set its sights on expanding its scope to support yet more patients access cutting-edge healthcare through research after recently winning a regional award. The Research ...

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UHDB team partners with local community group to increase diversity in Diabetes research

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton's (UHDB) clinical research and involvement team partnered with local group, Community One, to hold their first event promoting the importance of diversity ...

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Marcus Bateman shortlisted for Rising Star Award at CRN East Midlands Research Awards 2024

A UHDB Physiotherapist has been recognised after helping to make a significant contribution to research into treating and rehabilitating patients with complex and often rare conditions affecting their...

Contact Royal Derby Hospital

Research and Development Department
Medical School
Office 5033
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3DT

Telephone: 01332 724 639

Email: uhdb.RandDadmin@nhs.net


Contact Queen's Hospital

Research and Development Department
Clock Tower Wing
Queen’s Hospital Burton
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

Telephone: 01283 566 333 ext 5496

Email: uhdb.RandDadmin@nhs.net


NIHR PID Reports

We are contractually obliged to report on the performance of every clinical trial taking place in the Trust by publishing on a quarterly basis: the time from when we have been selected as a research site to the first recruited patient; and the recruitment to time and target for commercial contract clinical trials. 

2018 - 2019

2019 - 2020

2020 - 2021

2021 - 2022

2022 - 2023