Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) for Experimental Medicine

CRFs are dedicated and purpose built facilities, where 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.

Following a competitive application and assessment process, £112.3 million of 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. 

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.

CRF map

NHS Trusts receiving NIHR funding for Clinical Research Facilities for Experimental Medicine from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022.

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 Birmingham Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

 

£12,812,957 

NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

£11,485,445

NIHR Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

 

£750,000

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 Great Ormond Street Hospital Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

 

£3,038,927 

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

 

£7,256,216

NIHR Imperial Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

 

£10,885,958

NIHR King’s Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

 

 £3,964,705

NIHR Lancashire Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

 £750,000

NIHR Leeds Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Cancer

£750,000

NIHR Leicester Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

 

£1,430,641 

NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility

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

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

£12,500,000 

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 Newcastle Clinical Research Facility

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

The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

£4,000,000

NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

£2,407,641 

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 Royal Brompton & Harefield Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

 

£750,000

NIHR Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

£1,392,550 

NIHR Royal Marsden Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Cancer

£2,483,179

NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

£3,111,845

NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

 

£9,244,166

NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility

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

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

£6,500,000