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Partnership with Industry

Strategic partnerships with global organisations help Scotland maintain its status as a global centre of research excellence

Working closely with industry is a key priority for NHS Research Scotland.

NRS Industry Partnership Forum

Formed in 2010, the NRS Industry Partnership Forum ensures close liaison between the Chief Scientist Office (CSO), NRS, the Life Sciences industry and patient representatives to increase, through collaboration, quality clinical research in Scotland. It is co-chaired by CSO and the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).

The group objectives include:

  • promote and develop commercial research within NHS Scotland
  • support development of new capacity
  • contribute and support strategy development
  • resolve operational challenges