Clinical Research Centre - Tayside is a state of the art clinical research facility, providing space, equipment and staff to support our researchers and industry partners in delivering high quality clinical research in Tayside.
Clinical Suite Facilities
Our clinical suite includes:
• 6 consulting rooms all with NHS PC’s.
• 6 treatment chair bays
• 2 bed intensive studies room for overnight studies
• Category 2 suite.
Piped medical gases and suction are available in all clinical areas as well as nurse call and emergency buzzers. CCTV monitoring is also available.
The administration suite comprises office space to accommodate the administration team and quiet, write-up areas available for researchers and monitors.
The bright and spacious meeting room, with AV equipment is ideal for training seminars as well as for business meetings.
Sample Processing Room
The sample processing laboratory is fully equipped with centrifuges, ice maker, fridge and freezers. A separate freezer store houses a number of -80º freezers. All fridges and freezers have electronic temperature logging and alarm call-out systems.
We have an on-site pharmacy for clinical trial product preparation and dispensing under the control and direction of the Ninewells Hospital NHS clinical trials pharmacist.
Clinical trial documentation is stored securely in our records store for the duration of your study. Long term off-site storage of study documentation can also be arranged.
On the lower level we have the following:
• 3T MRI scanner with NHS radiology staff.
• fMRI capability
• Pharmacy preparation area.
• Patient changing areas
• Image analysis area (capacity 10 people)
CRC Support Services
We can provide dedicated specialist research nurses with the essential skills and experience for your study needs. The nursing team will ensure standard operating procedures are in place and will conduct your study in compliance with Good Clinical Practice and the the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) 2004 Regulations.
We have full-time reception staff to provide a warm welcome for patients and visitors, ensuring access is monitored for safety and security. The administration team can help facilitate your study, providing efficient and effective administrative and practical support at every stage of your study
Our on-site pharmacy is a satellite of Ninewells Hospital’s Clinical Trials Pharmacy (NHS) and is fully supported by the clinical trials pharmacist team.
Based in our fully equipped sample processing laboratory, our dedicated research support technician is available to assist with phlebotomy, sample handling and processing, storage and dispatch to external laboratories as required.