NIHR | Manchester Biomedical Research Centre

Regional and National Infrastructure

Manchester BRC works with exceptional research and innovation partners, and infrastructure, from across the North West, and the rest of the country, to bridge the gap between transforming scientific breakthroughs into diagnostic tests and life-saving treatments for patients.

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA)

The Northern Health Science Alliance is the North of England’s health partnership – bringing together ten universities, ten research-intensive NHS Trusts and four Academic Health Science Networks, across a population of 16 million people.

The NHSA’s mission is to unlock the combined potential of the North’s health research and innovation assets for the benefit of its people and economy.

Manchester BRC works with the other Northern BRCs (Leeds, Sheffield, and Newcastle and the NHSA to stimulate collaboration and celebrate impact.

The NHSA networks across advanced therapies, diagnostics, data integration and other disciplines are connecting and mobilising excellence at scale throughout the North and beyond.

Manchester BRC contributes to the NHSA publications, seminar series, industry engagement and networking programmes, helping connect and reinforce the position of the BRCs within the wider health and life science ecosystem.


Northern BRC Alliance

Working with the  Northern BRC Alliance we promote collaborative initiatives, including the NIHR IMID BioResource, and links to the MRC Precision Medicine Consortia.

We are promote collaborations across research themes (respiratory medicine, MSK), along with sharing best practice, promoting industry showcases, and undertake joint PPIEP activity.

Through the Northern BRC Operations Network we develop capabilities, skills, knowledge-exchange and networking opportunities to deliver best-practice and consistency across infrastructures.