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About NIHR Global Health Research 

NIHR Global Health Research builds on existing expertise within the UK and the wider global health research community to commission and support internationally outstanding applied health research which addresses issues affecting the poorest and most vulnerable people in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) using Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding.

The flagship NIHR Global Health Research Units and Groups call launched in 2016. UK universities and research institutes were invited to submit applications to either expand or develop their ambitions to deliver world-class applied global health research, working in equitable partnerships with researchers in LMICs to address under-funded or under-researched global health areas specific to those countries. Applications were invited for two schemes: NIHR Global Health Research Units; and NIHR Global Health Research Groups. 

Aims of the NIHR Global Research Groups

NIHR Global Research Groups are existing specialist academic groups working to expand into the field of global health, especially in shortage areas of research. The Groups seek to develop links with LMIC partners and to put in place collaborations and/or partnerships, to build capacity and to run pilot projects with the aim of preparing for delivery of world-class collaborative global health research in the future. 

More information on NIHR Global Research Groups is available from the NIHR Global Health Research website here.