Clinical research may involve current or former patients, or healthy volunteers. It is normally designed to help answer a specific question about a disease, its treatment, diagnosis and/or prevention.
Clinical research also covers the study of patients’ health data, biopsy material, or blood. The evaluation of new drugs – clinical trials – constitutes an important part of our clinical research portfolio, as does the scientific study of factors affecting the health and illness of individuals.
The Clinical Investigation and Research Unit (CIRU) has been built to help a wide range of health professionals carry out clinical studies and projects in a safe and suitable environment.
These studies often require the participation of patients and/or volunteers (research subjects). Some studies will require participation for the whole day, others for a shorter clinic appointment (please note that we do not currently have the facility for overnight stays).
The CIRU will house a mixture of projects and studies funded by the public sector, charities, research councils or commercial companies.
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