Clinical Research Centre and Facilities, including TICR Rooms
The Clinical Research Centre (CRC) is a major development, providing state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated, professional infrastructure to promote and facilitate high quality clinical research and experimental medicine throughout Tayside. Opened in July 2008 by Nicola Sturgeon, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, the purpose-built, fully equipped centre provides a participant-focused environment that includes outpatient and specialist investigation areas, a unique imaging suite, as well as administration and training facilities.
Located at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, the CRC is fully integrated with NHS existing facilities. A dedicated team of skilled NHS Tayside and University of Dundee staff work hand-in-hand to support the Cardiovascular Researchers in conducting clinical trials (all phases).
With the CRC forming the hub clinical research facility, the management and governance is rolled out to a number of satellite facilities including the Institute for Cardiovascular Research (TICR) clinical research rooms. These rooms, funded by the TICR Appeal, are in close proximity to the laboratories and allow state of the art blood tests to be carried out, stress tests via treadmill, echocardiography, and test of blood vessel function. They allow the Researchers to offer high quality, safe and compliant cardiovascular clinical trials to patients across Tayside.