Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) for Experimental Medicine

The NIHR currently supports 19 Clinical Research Facilities for Experimental Medicine to help speed up the translation of scientific advances for the benefit of patients. NIHR funding of £102 million was assigned for the period 1 September 2012 to 31 March 2017 and is a key contribution to NHS collaboration with industry in experimental medicine.

CRFs are dedicated and purpose built facilities with specialist clinical research and support staff from universities and NHS Trusts work together on patient-orientated commercial and non-commercial experimental medicine studies. Life science companies can access assistance for their studies throughout the research process from study design to data collection and management. CRFs are designed to support high-intensity studies and overnight stays.

UK Clinical Research Facility Network

CRFs are supported by the UKCRF Network, which provides best practice guidance and tools to ensure each CRF delivers clinical trials of the highest standard. The UKCRF Network is funded by the NIHR and the Chief Scientist Office of Scotland.

Competition to renew and refresh NIHR funding and designation

Following a competitive application and assessment process, funding has been awarded to 23 NHS organisations to be provided from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022. The purpose of the scheme is to provide NIHR funding to meet the necessary recurrent NHS infrastructure costs and NHS Support Costs of funded, world-class, early translational (experimental medicine) research that needs to be undertaken in dedicated, purpose-built CRFs in England, and ensure that funding is targeted appropriately.

Further information about the CRFs designated funding 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022.

NHS Trusts receiving NIHR funding for Clinical Research Facilities for Experimental Medicine from 1 September 2012 to 31 March 2017.

Name

Name including host organisation

Organisation

Research themes

 Funding awarded

NIHR Alder Hey Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

 

£2,000,000

NIHR Brighton & Sussex Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

£3,000,000

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Cambridge Clinical Research Facility

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

£10,849,043

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Manchester Clinical Research Facility

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

£5,500,000

NIHR/Cancer Research UK Christie Clinical Research Facility

NIHR/Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Facility at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Cancer

£4,500,000

NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

 

£5,643,244

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Imperial Clinical Research Facility

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

 

£10,885,958

NIHR Leeds Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Cancer

£500,000

NIHR Moorfields Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Research Facility at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Ophthalmology

£5,315,730

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Newcastle Clinical Research Facility

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

£4,000,000

NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Mental Health/ Neurological

£3,738,298

NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

 

£5,738,298

NIHR Royal Marsden Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Cancer

£2,812,128

NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

£3,111,844

NIHR/Wellcome Trust King’s Clinical Research Facility

NIHR /Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

 

£4,738,298

NIHR/Wellcome Trust UCL Clinical Research Facility

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

£5,500,000

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Birmingham Clinical Research Facility

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

University HospitalsBirmingham NHS Foundation Trust

 

£12,812,956

NIHR South Manchester respiratory and allergy Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitalof South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Respiratory

£2,500,000

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Southampton Clinical Research Facility

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

University HospitalSouthampton NHS Foundation Trust

 

£9,244,166

 Further information about the CRFs designated funding 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022.