Journals Library


The NIHR Journals Library website provides access to information about research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). In addition to comprehensive accounts of the research published in our five open access journals, the website includes the relevant details, documents and outputs of each research project.

We have brought together project information and publications in one website to improve access to the full story of our research projects. We want to:

  • Create a thread from the research start to its finish that builds over time
  • Provide a transparent record of the research carried out
  • Ensure that research can be more easily reproduced

 All content appears on one page as and when it is produced during the life of the project. At the point of publication, this is shown alongside a link to the journal report and its summaries. The project page includes documents and links including the protocol, links to related research, project registration number, articles published in other journals and research data.


The NIHR is the world’s first health research funder to publish comprehensive accounts of its commissioned research within its own publicly and permanently available journals. The Journals Library comprises a suite of five open access peer-reviewed journals reporting results from a range of health research areas. Find out more about the journals.

Research Projects

The NIHR funds a range of programmes addressing a broad range of health priorities. Funding is based on the quality and relevance of the research to personal social services, public health and the NHS.  The Journals Library website provides information relating to each research project from a number of NIHR Programmes. Find out more about research projects.

Other NIHR Research

As well as publishing full accounts of research funded through NIHR programmes in the NIHR Journals Library, we also produce research through other NIHR initiatives. This research follows varying editorial, production and publication models, which differ to NIHR Journals Library reports, and is currently produced from a number of NIHR sources. Find out more about Other NIHR Research.


The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health and Social Care to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. It is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation. Together, NIHR people, facilities and systems represent the most integrated clinical research system in the world, driving research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the economy.

For more information about NIHR research or to apply for funding please visit the NIHR website