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.

Northern BRC Alliance

The Northern BRC Alliance comprises of Operations Leads from across the other Northern BRCs (Leeds, Sheffield, and Newcastle), chaired by the Manchester BRC Operations Director. Working with the Northern BRC Alliance, we promote NIHR initiatives, for the benefit of patients, including the NIHR IMID BioResource and Translational Research Collaboratives (TRCs).

We promote collaborations across research themes and through the Northern BRC Operations Network we develop capabilities, skills, knowledge-exchange and networking opportunities to deliver good practice, sharing experience across infrastructures in the North of England for patient benefit and to support delivery of local, regional and national priorities.

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA)

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) 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.

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 works with the Northern BRC Alliance to contribute to NHSA activities including publications, seminars, industry engagement and networking programmes. This helps to connect and reinforce the position of the BRCs within the wider health and life science ecosystem, stimulating collaboration and celebrating impact.