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Glasgow Clinical Research Facility

Glasgow Clinical Research Facility (GCRF) was established in 2006 as a small compact unit based at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) with funding provided from the Scottish Government via the Chief Scientist Office.

We now boast state-of-the-art facilities at sites across the city, including the new £5million adult and paediatric Clinical Research Facility at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus, jointly run by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and the University of Glasgow.We have in-patient beds, clinical trial pharmacy, laboratory and bio-repository storage facilities.

The GCRF is integrated with outstanding imaging facilities within which CRF imaging staff work in partnership with those in the service and University.  The world-class calibre of these facilities is ensured by the imminent arrival of the 7T scanner one the most-powerful kind to be used within a clinical research setting.

The 8 original staff members staff have expanded to a team of 90 specialised multidisciplinary staff which support a portfolio of over 250 clinical research studies, ranging from complex early phase or novel technique experimental medicine to large population-based public health initiatives.