Clinical Research Facility

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) UCLH Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is a purpose-built environment dedicated to experimental medicine and clinical research. It is one of 28 NIHR funded CRFs around the country which support the delivery of early phase clinical trials.

The facility provides clinical, laboratory, regulatory and operational support for the delivery of clinical research studies. We provide researchers with the infrastructure necessary to conduct high-quality research funded by industry or academia. All the clinical areas and equipment comply with UCLH standards, contributing to the highest level of patient care and safety. We ensure trial participants, and their safety are at the heart of everything we do.

The CRF is located across two sites: our largest site is on the 4th floor of 170 Tottenham court road, the other site is the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology centre CRF, a dedicated neuroscience facility at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen square.

The remit of the CRF is to progress high quality clinical research in any specialty, but with a specific focus on early-phase clinical trials and experimental medicine. Many of our trials are first-in-human and phase I.

A participant from a Covid vaccine trial when asked what was positive about their experience:

"Everyone was lovely and made me feel like what I was doing was important."