Newcastle Clinical Research Facility


About Us

The Clinical Research Facility’s highly-trained staff are capable of setting up, negotiating and delivering all phases of clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Standards.

The Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is located in the Leazes Wing of the Royal Victoria Infirmary. It is a collaboration between Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The facility was opened in April 2005 by Professor Dame Sally Davies. It is headed by Professor Mark Walker.

The CRF is one of a number of facilities available for commercial use at Newcastle University. A full list of University Research Facilities can be found on the Services for Business website.

Clinical specialities

Patient and volunteer studies conducted so far in the Facility have supported the following specialties:

  • oncology
  • haematology
  • genetics
  • endocrinology
  • neuromuscular
  • immunology
  • cardiovascular
  • nutrition
  • hepatology
  • rheumatology
  • neurosciences
  • nephrology
  • paediatrics
  • diabetes
  • Duchennes muscular dystrophy
  • immunotherapy
  • gastroenterology
  • reproductive medicine
  • surgical services
  • stroke medicine

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research:

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