"We know patients have better outcomes by being involved in clinical trials and as the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined, research into health makes a vital contribution to society. This is why the RD&E is consistently increasing research activity and are pleased to work in close collaboration with the University of Exeter in the Joint Research Office. Thanks to this long-standing partnership with the University, first class research and development capabilities ensure we are able to embed and offer the latest clinical care, technologies and medicines to transform the lives of our patients and their families as well as impacting nationally and internationally to improve health"
Professor Adrian Harris Chief Medical Officer and Executive Lead for Research
Joint Research Office
The Joint Research Office (JRO) is a partnership between the Univeristy of Exeter's College of Medicine and Health, and the RD&E Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.
The JRO helps researchers to develop and deliver world-class experimental, translation and health research and provides a mechanism to enable effective collaborative working with life sciences partners.
The JRO works hand-hand with the RD&E Innovation Hub and the University of Exeter’s Innovation Impact and Business department, to bring health innovations to life for patients and businesses.
This exciting and productive relationship enables us to deliver outstanding and globally recognised research and innovation; transforming clinical care, technologies and medicines for people locally, nationally and worldwide.
"This is an excellent opportunity for the University and RD&E to utilise their respective expertise to deliver high quality research, to increase opportunities for patients and the public to participate in research, and provide an efficient interface for life sciences clients and collaborators. It will showcase our research and capability widely and will also work across, and with other, organisations to gain and share knowledge regionally, nationally and internationally."
Professor Clive Ballard, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean