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
08 December 2022 05 January 2023
12 January 2023 02 February 2023
09 February 2023 02 March 2023
16 March 2023 06 April 2023
13 April 2023 04 May 2023
11 May 2023 01 June 2023
15 June 2023 06 July 2023
13 July 2023 03 August 2023
17 August 2023 07 September 2023
14 September 2023 05 October 2023
12 October 2023 02 November 2023
16 November 2023 07 December 2023

What you need to do to apply:

  1. Download and read the CCRC User Guidelines (2021)
  2. Download and complete the CCRC Study Application Form
  3. Email your form, along with all the required documentation to support your application – 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: 01223 254642 or email