Welcome to the Research Navigator a tool developed by Imperial College Health Partners to help healthcare industries navigate their way around the research sector in North West London, and discover what support is available to help them further test and refine their products before introducing them to the NHS.

Imperial College Health Partners is a partnership organisation bringing together NHS providers of healthcare services, clinical commissioning groups and leading universities across North West London. We are also the designated Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for North West London.

North West London has one of the most thriving research sectors in the UK. It has 20 research organisations, and last year recruited more than 200,000 patients into trials as well as generating £119 million worth of investment. Read more about the achievements of North West London.

This tool includes the following information:

  • Who the main research organisations in North West London are, and their priority areas;
  • Sources of possible funding;
  • Advice on conducting studies and assessing feasibility;
  • Support to assess how market-ready an idea is;
  • Channels for launching and spreading innovations.

Click to access the Research Navigator tool

For more information about any of the information included on this website, please contact the Project Manager, Jessica Lewington.

The Research Navigator Tool provides easier navigation of the NWL research sector for both industry and researchers by providing an easy tube-map approach to the full range of services available across the entire research pathway

Robina Coker, Clinical Director, Clinical Research Network North West London (CRN)


This is a wonderful site and great to show how successful you are in the North West London region. I also think it is a great place to start to see what the region has to offer a lot I wasn't aware of. It (also) looks very interactive and fun

Sophie Evett, Pfizer


This widget beautifully showcases North West London's clinical research capacity, as well as our commitment to collaborative working and innovation through forging links with industry. It's an excellent resource for those wanting to know about the research infrastructure in North West London.

Austen El-Osta, Associate Director, West London Research Network (WeLReN)

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