Researcher in lab

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s (GOSH Charity) research ambition is to transform the lives of children with rare or complex health needs through research-led care. We are the UK’s largest charity dedicated to funding paediatric research and this, coupled with the unique patient population at GOSH, means that we have a responsibility to fund research into rare or complex diseases.

Our research aims are ambitious, and we cannot achieve them alone. Together, GOSH and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH) form the largest concentration of paediatric research expertise outside of North America and host the only National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in the UK focusing solely on paediatric research.

Looking beyond our local campus, we fund research nationally and have close collaborations with other UK hospitals and academic institutions. These partnerships offer an unrivalled opportunity to tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by children and their families with rare or complex diseases and to make a global impact on child health.

The priorities and mechanisms that the charity uses to fund research are defined in its five-year research strategy. As part of this strategy, there is recognition of the importance of supporting high-quality, pioneering child health research projects across the whole of the UK, which have the potential to benefit GOSH patients. The charity is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities and follows best-practice guidance to ensure that the research we fund meets the highest possible standards of quality, accountability, transparency and openness.

Read more about the GOSH Charity Research Strategy.

Through the research strategy the charity accepts applications through several Research Funding Schemes.