British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Collaborative

British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Collaborative

Graphic of a heart above the words BHF CRC Clinical Research CollaborativeThe British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Collaborative (BHF CRC), hosted by the British Cardiovascular Society, and launched in June 2019, aims to support the planning of high-quality national cardiovascular research by bringing together cardiovascular professional societies, research groups and patient and public involvement to better coordinate and prioritise clinical research efforts.

The BHF CRC’s core values are centred around inclusivity and diversity in research with an aim to truly democratise research. Collaborating with other researchers who have similar ideas will help to get the most value out of research, avoid duplication, ensure greater patient participation and offer a joined up approach to promote the wider benefits of cardiovascular clinical research activity in the UK.

Strategic Goals
  • Promote and Co-ordinate the Effective Planning and Delivery of Clinical Research - We will work with established national specialist societies to capitalise on existing areas of success and maximise the inclusion of specialist and sub-specialist groups in CVD to encourage and facilitate collaboration and research delivery.
  • Add Value: Provide Solutions to Problems Faced by Our Stakeholders - We will add value by targeting the research development problems identified by our stakeholders and bring new resources and support to provide practical solutions.
  • Engage the Broader Research Community - We will promote the wider benefits of research activity through transparent and inclusive research group constitution and function, ensuring the views of patients and clinicians are encouraged and heard alongside academics and industry in research development.

For more information and to contact the BHF CRC core team please visit their website or send your query to enquiries@bhfcrc.org.

Clinical Research Fund

The BHF Clinical Research Collaborative (BHF CRC) are pleased to announce it will be launching a fund to support the development of clinical research in cardiovascular disease. The fund will provide grants from £5k up to £20k  and all topic ideas will be considered. Bids must be approved by, and submitted through, the leadership of one of our constituent Research Groups.   Further details on the funding and application process can be found here.

The BHF CRC’s core values are centred around inclusivity and diversity in research and in helping researchers to collaborate to improve the impact and value of their work. We anticipate that this fund will offer clinical research groups the opportunity to develop and excel in their areas of work and stimulate some important pilot and development work while at the same time promoting the wider benefits of cardiovascular research activity in the UK.

For any queries on the fund or BHF CRC support in general, please contact enquiries@bhfcrc.org.