National Institute for Health Research UCLH Clinical Research Facility

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Services offered by our clinical research facility

Our clinical research facility (CRF) offers a wide range of services researchers carrying out studies:

  • Setting up new clinical trials – we have an in-house trial co-ordination team who can assist with gaining NHS permission, this includes:
    • submitting to local Research and Development
    • facilitating with contract negotiations
    • working collaboratively with supporting departments to ensure your study is conducted efficiently
    • assisting with gaining ethical approval
    • co-ordinating submission to internal governance committee(s)
    • supporting researchers when they are expressing an interest with the sponsor to run a clinical trial.
  • Nursing and clinical expertise and support – the CRF provides nursing expertise to carry out study procedures following Standard Operating Procedures. Nurses are specialised in various fields including; neurology, oncology, hepatology, rheumatology and haematology.
  • Data Management - our team of in-house Clinical Trials Associates and Data Co-ordinators are experienced in data collection, processing, completion of Case Report Forms and source data verification. Our data management team is able to accommodate for on-site monitoring visits.

CRF facilities

Facilities include:

  • reception/ clinic waiting area
  • outpatient area
  • consultation rooms
  • patient refreshments bay
  • dedicated room for CRA monitoring visits – sponsors wishing to conduct a monitoring visit with our data management team can pre-book a visit.
  • GCLP Laboratory – a clinical sample-handling lab which is linked to the main GCLP lab located in the Cancer Institute.
  • on-site research pharmacy