About this website

This website is an information resource for those who want to learn how to use the Health Research Classification System (HRCS) and a reference source and manual for those already using the system. It provides online access to all the codes and categories of the HRCS.

Click on HRCS System to start learning about the system.

Origins and future of the HRCS

  • The HRCS was developed by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Partners and it has been adopted by many UK health research funders
  • The HRCS was designed to produce a broad strategic overview of health research funding
Click on News & Contacts to view information about current developments with the HRCS.

What is the HRCS?

The Health Research Classification System (HRCS) is a bespoke system for classifying the full spectrum of biomedical and health research - from basic to applied - across all areas of health and disease.

Click on Background to read about the key features of the classification system.

Also available from this website

  • You can get a copy of the HRCS in PDF format for review or printing.
  • The HRCS was the basis for three major reports about the UK's health research funding which have had a major impact
  • You can download a number of analysis tools for use with the HRCS
Click on Reports & Downloads to access all these resources