A clinical research facility (CRF) is a purpose-built environment for volunteers and patients taking part in early-phase clinical trials and other experimental medicine research projects.
The National Institute for Heath Research supports 19 Clinical Research Facilities for Experimental Medicine to help speed up the translation of scientific advances for the benefit of patients.
CRFs are dedicated facilities where specialist clinical research and support staff from universities and NHS Trusts work together on patient-orientated commercial and non-commercial experimental medicine studies. CRFs are designed to support high-intensity studies and overnight stays.
More information about CRF’s can be found here