A variety of clinical research facilities and resources are available for use in research projects at Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London.
Below are listed the clinical research facilities with links to their individual websites where applicable:
- Barts Clinical Trial Unit
- Barts Health Clinical Research Facility (BH CRF)
- Biomedical Research Centre
- Children's Clinical Research Facility
- Human Tissue Resource Centre (HTRC)
- Laboratory services
- Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC)
- Pharmacy support
- Pragmatic Clinical Trial Unit
- Research Design Service London (RDSL)
The Barts Clinical Trials Unit or Barts CTU provides scientific, technical and computing expertise to support clinical trial research from conception through to completion, including an open-access consultancy service covering all aspects of trial design, management and analysis. It has a multi-discipline team that gives researches the assistance to build on ideas or pilot studies, and the support and advice on the best methodology for clinical trials.
Barts Health hosts the NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Centre at Barts which, since 2008, has established an advanced imaging centre and a new bioinformatics and biorepository facility. It funds research involving accelerating genomics into healthcare, vascular inflammation, electrophysiology and advanced imaging. It also promotes a multidisciplinary approach to support many areas of translational research, including drug discovery, stratified medicine and clinical informatics and works in close partnership with clinicians working across all the disease areas at the William Harvey Research Institute of QMUL.
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Barts Health hosts the NIHR’s Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for the North Thames area. NIHR CLAHRC North Thames is a collaboration between leading universities, the NHS, UCL Partners, local authorities, patients, the public, industry and charities. A list of all 55 partner organisations along with information the CLAHRC’s research focus, activity and progress to date can be found on the NIHR CLAHRC's website.
If you have any questions about our CLAHRC or its work please email email@example.com or call 020 3108 3292.
The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) leads and supports clinical trials in which the primary question of interest relates to intervention effectiveness. Priority is given to those applying for funding under the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) umbrella - National Institute for Health Research, Human Tissue Authority, Public Health, Service Delivery and Organisation, Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation and Health Services programmes.
If you have any queries, please contact the PCTU at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Design Service London (RDSL) is an advice service funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for people preparing grant applications to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. Priority is given to those applying for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding. QMUL is one of four centres around London sharing responsibility for the service which is led by King’s College London.