The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Statistics Group brings together statisticians and researchers funded by the NIHR from all over the country. 

The group aims to promote statistical methodology, provide educational opportunities, share best practice and develop a community of statisticians either funded by NIHR research units such as the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), Biomedical Research Unit (BRU), Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), Research Design Service (RDS), Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC), Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) or by an NIHR research grant.

The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) have used the NIHR Statistics Group as an exemplar of collaborative working between the different NIHR infrastructure organisations. 

Professor Deborah Ashby, OBE, Chair of the NIHR Research Methods Panel and NIHR Senior Investigator, Imperial College London, says:                

"NIHR is supporting statisticians across the country, who are often at the heart of health research projects. Statisticians develop best as professionals by learning from each other, but some can be isolated or based in small groups. This group offers the opportunity to come together to support each other and share good practice."

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