Journals Library

Research Projects

The NIHR funds a range of research projects through a number of NIHR programmes which address 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. Find out more about NIHR research

The Journals Library website provides information relating to each research project from the Programmes below. The information, links and documents for each project build over the life of the research.

NIHR Journals Library research programmes | EME

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation
Programme

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme evaluates current research into the clinical efficacy of an intervention, where proof of concept in humans has already been achieved.

NIHR Journals Library research programmes | Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme aims to produce rigorous, relevant evidence to improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services.

HTA Research Programme

Health Technology Assessment Programme

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme produces research information about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests.

PHR Research programme

Public Health Research Programme

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme evaluates public health interventions, providing new knowledge on the benefits, costs, acceptability and wider impacts of non-NHS interventions. 

NIHR Journals Library research programmes | Systematic Reviews

Systematic Reviews programme

The Systematic Reviews (SR) programme supports the production of systematic reviews to guide evidence-based decision making in health and social care.

NIHR Journals Library research programmes | Programme Grants for Applied Research Funding

Programme Grants for Applied Research

Programme Grants for Applied Research aims to produce independent research findings that will have practical application for the benefit of patients and the NHS in the relatively near future.

NIHR Journals Library research programmes | Clinical Trials Unit Support Funding

NIHR Clinical Trials Unit Support Funding

NIHR Clinical Trials Unit Support Funding (CTU) recognises the crucial role played by CTUs in the design, conduct and delivery of quality NIHR research projects.