Research and innovation
Biomedical Research Centre
News - 18th August 2011
We have just heard that GOSH /UCL Institute of Child Health’s bid to secure a further five year’s funding for the Biomedical Research Centre has been successful, following assessment by an international panel.
In December 2006 the Department of Health announced the creation of 11 new Biomedical Research Centres of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) have been awarded Specialist Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC) status for paediatric research.
The award of centre status is recognition of the outstanding research and worldwide scientific and clinical importance of the work done by GOSH/ICH. Research within the Centre is focused on experimental research (ie proof of concept or first-in-human studies) and includes the following three research themes:
- Molecular basis of childhood diseases
- Gene, stem and cellular therapy
- Novel therapies for childhood diseases
The award is for five years and started in April 2007. £3.5 million has been awarded in the first year and £7 million per year thereafter.
The Biomedical Research Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust and UCL Institute of Child Health is part of the National Institute for Health Research.
- £800 million funding for groundbreaking research for patient benefit
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- Department of Health
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