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Clinical facilities

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 websites where applicable:

Barts Clinical Trials Unit

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.

For more information go to the Barts CTU's website by clicking here.

Biomedical Research Centre at Barts

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.

For more information click here.

Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC)

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 its many 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 or call 020 3108 3292.

Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU)

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.

Find out more about how the PCTU can help.

If you have any queries, please contact the PCTU at 

Research Design Service London (RDSL)

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 funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Queen Mary is one of four centres around London sharing responsibility for the service which is led by King’s College London.

For formal applications and general assistance, please visit the RDSL website or the  RDS East London website.

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