Our research work

We're always looking to improve the way we work. To do this we need to stay one step ahead of innovative new health technologies and treatments, policy developments and changes in health and social care delivery.

Our science policy and research programme team produces high-quality, impactful research. This allows us to continually anticipate and adapt to these changes.

Priority methods research areas

We'd welcome opportunities to partner with you on projects that will address any of our priority research topics.

Research recommendations

As we develop our guidance, we identify gaps and uncertainties in the evidence base. The most important unanswered questions are then developed into research recommendations.

On this page you can:

  • find a topic of interest
  • see our research recommendations
  • see funding opportunities.

Projects and partners

We're actively involved in a range of methodological research and other projects. By partnering with us, you'll gain a unique insight into assessing health and social care interventions in the real world.

On this page you can view:

  • our current and past research and projects
  • our partnerships.

NICE Listens

NICE Listens is a new programme of public engagement. It's been developed to give us an understanding of public opinion on moral, ethical and social value issues.

Health Technology Assessment Innovation Laboratory (HTA Lab)

The HTA Lab enables NICE to develop creative solutions to complex problems in health technology assessment. It offers a ‘safe space’ for creating solutions in collaboration with system partners and stakeholders.

How to partner with us

Whether you're a researcher, funder, charity or policy organisation, you can partner with us for methodological research. As one of the leading health technology assessment agencies, our expertise is unrivalled. Working with us can ensure your research has real impact on policy makers in the UK and abroad.

You should first read our research governance policy and then view the process and timescales for requesting our involvement in your research.

For projects funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), we work with partners under the MRC Industry Collaboration Agreement (MICA).

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For general research enquiries, contact research@nice.org.uk.

How we use your data

You can find more information about how we use your personal data under the 'science policy and research' section of our privacy notice.