Dementia research is characterised by considerable methodological and disciplinary diversity. Effectively addressing the main research questions will require drawing on a wide range of scientific areas and specialist expertise from around the world. Collaboration between disciplines, specialities and sectors will be vital to progress this research.
To help meet the challenge, the NIHR has established the Dementia Translational Research Collaboration (TRC) to pull discoveries from basic science into real benefits for patients. The Dementia TRC comprises four NIHR Dementia Biomedical Research Units, as well as six NIHR Biomedical Research Centres with dementia-related research themes.
NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Unit is amonst these world leaders in dementia translational research, based within top NHS-university partnerships. The Collaboration is an important part of the NIHR clinical research infrastructure and offers a unique opportunity to maximise the significant NIHR investment in dementia translational research.
There is a great opportunity for industry, NHS and academic collaboration in dementia research. The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) provides streamlined and coordinated access to the TRC for life science industry partners.
As one of 30 specialities around the UK, DeNDRoN brings together communities of clinical practice to provide national networks of research expertise.Read more