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A Biomedical Research Centre dedicated to improving the lives of people with long-term health conditions

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The NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with The University of Sheffield. We are dedicated to improving the treatment and care of people with long-term health conditions.

The NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) creates an environment where early-phase, clinical and applied research can thrive. Our aim is to bridge the gap between new discoveries and the development of improved treatments, diagnostics, medical technologies and policy changes, ultimately improving patient care.

Sheffield has held BRC status since 2016, initially dedicated to Neuroscience research before expanding to a four-themed research centre in December 2022. We have a strong focus on involving patients and the public in the design and execution of our research, as well as training the next generation of researchers through our BRC Training Academy. 

Explore our Research Themes

Visit the dedicated Neuroscience Theme Page


Visit the dedicated Cardiovascular Disease Theme Page

Cardiovascular Disease

Visit the dedicated Infection and Immunity Theme Page

Infection & Immunity

Visit the dedicated Imaging and Engineering Theme Page

Imaging & Engineering

Read Our Most Recent News Stories

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Over 26 Years' Worth of Data Collected for the Mobilise-D Study in Sheffield!

24 April 2024

BRC Research Internship Programme 2024 Launched for Healthcare Professionals Across Sheffield

20 April 2024

Professor Solomon Tesfaye Achieves Prestigious NIHR Senior Investigator Award for Leading Diabetes Research

03 April 2024

The Stroke Trial Tracker Shortlisted for Two 2024 HSJ Digital Awards

18 March 2024

NIHR Dementia TRC enables expansion of recruitment to assess the accuracy of the digital tool CognoSpeak

14 March 2024

Join us at The Edge on Friday May 10, 2024 for an exciting in-person event!

12 February 2024

Stroke experts to test new nerve stimulation therapy in bid to improve hand and arm weakness in stroke survivors

17 January 2024