British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Collaborative
The 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.
- 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.