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Clinical Research Centre

Tayside Clinical Research Centre - A collaboration between the University of Dundee and the NHS

History

In 2003 the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside commited to delivering a state of the art purpose built research facility. In 2005/06 both NHS and University staff were involved in over 650 clinical research projects across Tayside. Many of these were undertaken within wards or outpatient settings, without the benefit of site wide standardised operating procedures and staff training. The CRC provides a comprehensive environment under one roof, with dedicated and experienced staff onsite, therefore reducing the pressure on NHS resources and facilities. The £10.5M Clinical Research Centre building was completed in December 2007 and was officially opened by Nicola Sturgeon MSP Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing on July 9th 2008.

Facilities

The CRC is fully integrated with existing facilities and services where both dedicated and skilled NHS Tayside and University staff work hand in hand to operate and maintain their services and respective facilities. The CRC can provide a number of supports for multi-professional teams of researchers from the University, the NHS and their collaborative partners. Tayside’s standing both in Scotland and the UK is strengthened by not only the CRC but also by it’s unique partnership with the new Translational Medical Research Collaboration (TMRC) as it’s next door neighbour.

CRC Facilities Include:

16 Participant spaces ~ 4 beds, 6 chairs, 6 couches

Imaging capability ~ 3TMRI and PET/CT (September 2009)

Intervention suite

Research support ~ Pharmacy, Research technician(s), Administrative

Public Information Point (Main Concourse Ninewells)

Clinical Trials

The CRC can support and accommodate all phases of clinical trials, including unique and special requirements as per the individual trial proposal. Currently the CRC has over 102 clinical trials running from CRC Tayside and 11 in setup. These trials cover all health spectrums, including Oncology, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Dental and Haematology.  

The generous supporters and partners, including the individuals and institutions who had the foresight and wherewithal for making this innovative project such a success:

The University of Dundee, NHS Tayside, The Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Government Health Directorates, The Soutar Foundation, Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland and Scottish Enterprise Tayside

Contact Details

www.taysidecrc.org

Tel: +44 (0) 1382 632287

Fax: +44 (0) 1382 740106

Cameron Glen, CRC - Business Development Manager, c.glen@dundee.ac.uk

Lesley Peebles, CRC - Clinical Research Manager, l.b.peebles@dundee.ac.uk

Charles Weller, CRC - Operations Manager charles.weller@nhs.net

Related Content:

www.taysidecrc.org

Tel: +44 (0) 1382 632287

Fax: +44 (0) 1382 740106

Cameron Glen, CRC - Business Development Manager, c.glen@dundee.ac.uk

Lesley Peebles, CRC - Clinical Research Manager, l.b.peebles@dundee.ac.uk

Charles Weller, CRC - Operations Manager charles.weller@nhs.net