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The NIHR/Wellcome UCLH Clinical Research Facility (CRF) opened in 2009 to provide dedicated space for experimental and translational research embedded within one of the world’s leading teaching hospitals.

The facility is a partnership between University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and was set up with investment from the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Foundation. It is funded by a consortium of medical research charities, underpinned by ongoing funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

At any one time the CRF hosts between 60 and 80 research studies in a range of disease areas including cancer, cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, rheumatology and haematology. The facility supports high-calibre, innovative research and ensures it is conducted to the highest standards throughout the process from set-up through to trial closure.

The CRF is staffed by experienced research nurses with support from an administrative team including trials coordinators, data managers and reception staff, all with a remit to provide a world-class service.

Useful links

National Institute for Health Research

Research at UCLH

‘Find a Study’ database.

UCLH CRF PPI Strategy

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