Clinical Research Facilities are dedicated and purpose built facilities with specialist clinical research and support staff, conducting commercial and non-commercial experimental medicine studies.
The Wellcome Trust-Wolfson Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility (NICRF) is a joint venture between the Health and Social Care, Queens University and the University of Ulster. It was established in 2013 with funding from the Wellcome Trust, Wolfson Foundation and HSC R&D Division to provide state-of-the-art facilities to support clinical research in Northern Ireland. The NICRF is based at the Belfast City Hospital site. For more information click here
In addition the Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) is a unique facility, based in the North West of Ireland promoting and facilitating translational and clinical research. C-TRIC’s infrastructure and situation on a major acute hospital campus (Altnagelvin Hospital) optimise the potential for high quality clinical research including clinical trials across a broad range of clinical specialities. The population of the North West is relatively homogeneous and static and provides opportunities for longitudinal cohort studies, family based studies and family follow-up. Click here for more information.