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
17 December 2020 07 January 2021
14 January 2021 04 February 2021
11 February 2021 04 March 2021
11 March 2021 01 April 2021
15 April 2021 06 May 2021
16 May 2021 03 June 2021
11 June 2021 01 July 2021
15 July 2021 05 August 2021
12 August 2021 02 September 2021
16 September 2021 07 October 2021
14 October 2021 04 November 2021
11 November 2021 02 December 2021

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. 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