Tayside Clinical Trials Unit

Established in 2008 as a collaboration of the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside, TCTU's role is to provide support and services to investigators with the aim of improving the success and quality of studies.

Clinical Research Centre

The Clinical Research Centre is a state-of-the-art research facility providing space, equipment and staff to support our researchers of all clinical professions and our industry partners in delivering high quality clinical research in Tayside.

Clinical Research Imaging Facility (CRIF)

The Clinical Research Imaging Facility (CRIF) is a clinical imaging suite providing state-of-the-art facilities, with a dedicated professional infrastructure to facilitate high quality clinical research, experimental medicine and advanced image guided interventional techniques.

Tayside Biorepository

Tayside Biorepository (TBR) makes available a wide variety of matched normal and diseased tissue (primarily tumour material), as well as blood samples, for the purposes of medical research.

The Health Informatics Centre (HIC)

A recognised leader as both an academic group and service provider of health informatics, data linkage, software development and secure infrastructure.

Research Networks

Topic Networks and Specialty Groups (SGs) are the key national bodies for supporting clinical research activity in Scotland.

Dundee Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (DEBU)

Led by Professor Peter Donnan and is staffed by biostatisticians and epidemiologists from across medicine, dentistry, and nursing, this group provides collaborative input for design, and analysis of numerous national and regional trials.

Children's Research Facility

Children’s Research and Investigations Facility provides safe, age appropriate care for children and young people attending the Tayside Children’s Hospital for elective clinical investigation or participation in research studies.

Pre-award Support

TASC have developed a pre-award process to demonstrate the steps that Chief Investigators (CIs) should follow when requesting TASC support and when including University of Dundee (UoD) and NHS resources in grant applications. This process is applicable to clinical research projects involving humans, their tissue, NHS data or other NHS resources. If a grant is not applied for, then enough funds must be available to finance the project and NHS costs must still be identified.’

TASC pre award process