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Collaborate with us

We welcome opportunities to collaborate with other research teams and organisations. If you would like to link in with us to discuss potential future partnerships or specific study proposals, please contact us via our research email address (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to arrange a convenient time to meet. You will be assigned a project manager who will discuss with you the specifics of your requirements, the services we can provide and assist you in developing your proposal and obtaining all relevant approvals.


Current collaborations

The ROH is proud to be a founder member of the National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA), an organisation that brings together orthopaedic providers to share best practice and address shared challenges in orthopaedics. You can find out more about the NOA here.

We also work with a range of other organisations. Below is a selection of those we are currently or have recently collaborated with. Click on the logos below to find out more about some of the hospitals, universities and companies we worked with.

Collaboration opportunities

The ROH has a range of specialist research and innovation services and capabilities to support any orthopaedic research programme. We have included some reasons to consider working with us below.


A dedicated, highly trained and experienced multidisciplinary research support team to provide:

  • Advice and assistance in obtaining relevant regulatory permissions for research
  • A clear line of communication for all costing/financial aspects of setting up a research project within the Trust
  • Dedicated multidisciplinary study teams focussed on delivering studies to the highest quality standards
  • Highly trained specialist research nurses to carry out clinical activities
  • Support from data managers who ensure accurate recording and timely submission of research data to coordinating centres
  • Dedicated research pharmacy staff to support any pharmacological aspects
  • Robust monitoring and research governance systems to ensure quality and regulatory conformity throughout the research process
  • Research physiotherapists and extended scope practitioners to provide research design expertise and to delivery therapeutic intervention

World leading clinical specialists with a track record in delivering high quality research on time and target.

Our multi-disciplinary research team combine medical, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, laboratory, administration and management staff who are employed specifically to carry out research and have no other routine service commitments; research is what we do.

Our licensed and ethically approved Research Tissue Bank which is set up to collect, store and provide human tissue for research projects.

A new, purpose-built Regenerative Medicine Research Laboratory for pre-clinical development of future cell-based clinical innovations.

Specialist orthopaedic pathology services with capabilities ranging from simple sample processing and storage to histopathological diagnostic processes including FSH XX and XX.

Dedicated research clinic and access to the physiotherapy gym to undertake all outpatient or day-case patient activities in accordance with protocol requirements.

Trust-wide electronic patient screening toolsto aid the identification of suitable participants

A range of specialist clinical support services across the Trust including, radiology (CT/MRI/US), pharmacy, physiotherapy.

Established agreements with external clinical support servicesincluding microbiology, cardiology.

If you are interested in using ROH as a site for your study or trial please contact our Governance Team either by phoning 0121 685 4316 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..