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About Research Partnership

The world's largest independent healthcare market research and consulting agency


RP Diagram1 Nov2018Research Partnership is the largest independent healthcare market research and consulting agency in the world.

We collaborate with clients from the global pharmaceutical, medtech and biotech industries, providing research intelligence and strategic recommendations that elevate healthcare brands and help them thrive in a complex and challenging environment.

We are specialists in healthcare and passionate about what we do. Our independence allows us to deliver a truly bespoke and responsive service. Our highly experienced senior team is supported by talented, professionally-trained researchers located across our global offices.

Combining evidence with expertise, we bridge the gap between research and consultancy.
Our clients see us as a valued partner, working together to resolve their business
challenges, maximise their competitiveness,
transform their brands, and power their success.

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  • Some example case studies
    How we conducted ethnography research to enhance new product development

    The challengeThe majority of stoma patients in developing emerging markets such as India and Indonesia use external bags that are domestically manufactured or imported. We conducted research which gave internal stakeholders the necessary direction for developing a new product concept. The solutionEthnography research in the form of participant observations was conducted with 10 patients in each market who had a permanent colostomy procedure. The ethnography…

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    How we used ethnography to capture behavioural insights

    The challengeHaemophilia A & B markets are highly competitive and cluttered where HCPs and patients perceive similar efficacy and safety across available products. Our client wanted to inform the design of an improved infusion device to differentiate and deliver a better experience. The challenge was to identify deeper insights from behavioural observation (beyond claimed/ stated experience) to differentiate user experience across various devices and identify…

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    How we helped our client to evaluate early biosimilar user experience

    The challenge: Our client wanted to evaluate early user experience for physicians and patients across Europe of a newly launched biosimilar in an autoimmune disease. The results were needed to better understand drivers and barriers of prescribing/using biosimilars (vs. biologics) and suitable patient types to develop more targeted communication material.  The solution: We opted for qualitative telephone interviews to reach a dispersed and small target…

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  • Our latest awards
    Richard Head presented with MR Excellence award at EphMRA Conference

    We were delighted to exhibit, sponsor and present three papers at the EphMRA conference where Director Richard Head was presented with the runner-up award for ‘Business Impact through Innovation’.

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    Research Partnership and Janssen awarded runner-up in the EphMRA MR Excellence Awards

    We are delighted to announce that an entry submitted by Janssen and Research Partnership for the 2019 EphMRA MR Excellence Awards has been awarded runner-up in the ‘Business Impact through Innovation’ category.

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    Janssen & Research Partnership win prestigious BHBIA Best Business Impact award

    We are delighted to announce that Janssen and Research Partnership have won the BOBI (Best of Business Intelligence) Award in the Best Business Impact category at the BHBIA annual conference in London for our collaborative market research and consultancy work. The ‘Best Business Impact’ category, sponsored by Branding Science, is awarded for insights which have significantly increased a client's understanding of one or more of their…

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