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The Cambridge Clinical Research Facility (CRF)

The Cambridge Clinical Research Facility (CRF) was established in 2001 with capital funding from the Wellcome Trust and operates with a seperate Clinical Investigation Ward (CIW) to constitute the Addenbrookes Clinical Research Centre (ACRC).

We provide purpose-built, dedicated clinical research facilities for use by the local research community, where patients/volunteers can participate in research programs safetly and effectively according to robust ethically approved study protocols.

The Cambridge Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility is a joint venture between Addenbrooke’s Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge University and the Wellcome Trust.

Annual funding is provided by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

The aim of the facility is to support and encourage high-calibre research and ensure that it is conducted to the highest possible standards. To facilitate this aim, procedures are in place to enable clinical researchers to have access to assistance throughout the research process from trial design to data collection and management.