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
16 December 2021 06 January 2022
13 January 2022 03 February 2022
10 February 2022 03 March 2022
17 March 2022 07 April 2022
14 April 2022 05 May 2022
12 May 2022 02 June 2022
16 June 2022 07 July 2022
14 July 2022 04 August 2022
11 August 2022 01 September 2022
15 September 2022 06 October 2022
13 October 2022 03 November 2022
10 November 2022 01 December 2022

What you need to do to apply:

  1. Download and read the CCRC User Guidelines (2021)
  2. Download and complete the CCRC Application Form
  3. Download and complete the CCRC COVID Risk Assessment Form
  4. 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, Operations & Business Manager: 01223 254642