Category: Researchers

Apply to use our facilities

Overseen by Director Professor Krishna Chatterjee and our Director of Clinical operations, Caroline Saunders, the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) carefully appraises all research applications and the resources they will require. The SAB members’ collective expertise and experience is extremely broad-based, so you can be assured of its competence to assess study proposals in a range of diverse disciplines, and if needed we can undertake formal Peer Review.

Following SAB review your project will be allocated to one of our units depending on the requirements of the study. For example, overnight and paediatric studies will always be allocated to our CRF. Studies requiring administration of cytotoxic drugs, or endoscopy procedures will be allocated to our CIW. We recommend that you contact us early to discuss your project in advance of a formal application, we can help with assessing feasibility, costs for grant applications and direct research costs for commercial studies.


Submissions date      SAB Meeting date
January –  Cancelled
17 January 2019 07 February 2019
14 February 2019 07 March 2019
07 March 2019 04 April 2019
11 April 2019 02 May 2019
16 May 2019 06 June 2019
13 June 2019 04 July 2019
11 July 2019 01 August 2019
15 August 2019 05 September 2019
12 September 2019 03 October 2019
17 October 2019 07 November 2019
14 November 2019 05 December 2019

What you need to do to apply:

  1. Download and read the CCRC User Guidelines (2018)
  2. Download and complete the CCRC Application Form
  3. Email your form – make sure you do this before one of the submissions dates listed above.

Continuing use of our facilities

We will contact you annually to establish if you wish to continue using our facilities via our Annual Study Renewal Process. We will ask you to complete a short form updating us on your study progress, any media or publications that have arisen during the year and any staff changes. We also ask you to notify us at your earliest convenience of any protocol amendments or changes to key documents (patient information sheets, consent forms).

If you need any further information or advice please contact Lindsay Carr, Applications and Costing Manager: 01223 254642