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
20 December 2019 09 January 2020
16 January 2020 06 February 2020
13 February 2020 05 March 2020
12 March 2020 02 April 2020
16 April 2020 07 May 2020
14 May 2020 04 June 2020
11 June 2020 02 July 2020
16 July 2020 06 August 2020
13 August 2020 03 September 2020
10 September 2020 01 October 2020
15 October 2020 05 November 2020
14 November 2020 03 December 2020

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, Operations & Business Manager: 01223 254642