The trust is a partner of the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network, and receives funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support the majority of our research staff.
There are also a number of key academic research units built upon the strong historical research partnership with the University of Hull in Oncology and Haematology, Cardiology, Respiratory, Diabetes and Endocrinology and Vascular Surgery.
Around a third of our research activity is commercially funded. The Trust has a strong track-record of delivering research in collaboration with the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. These links are further enhanced through our membership of the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (Y&H AHSN), Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) and the NHS Innovation Hub (Medipex).
We wouldn’t be able to have achieved so much and be able to aim so high without the support of many charities and benefactors. These include individual research projects and the physical facilities funded to support research, such as the Diabetes Research Centre, and the forthcoming Endoscopy facility.
Since its inception this charity has provided some £20m in support of research activities within the Trust and in partnership with the University. The current project Molecular Imaging Research Centre will be a "first" in the UK and probably Europe in creating a research facility directly linked to a clinical scanning facility.