Who can use the CRF?

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All researchers from Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are welcome to apply to run a study within the CRF.

Commercial Companies and External Researchers

The Imperial CRF welcomes applications from external researchers and commercial companies. The sponsor company must identify a Principal Investigator within the Imperial College AHSC before the study may begin.

Study Acceptance Criteria

If your study meets the following criteria you may apply:

General Criteria: The Imperial CRF is funded by the National Institute of Health Research to support experimental medicine studies i.e. investigations in humans to identify the cause of disease and/or to test the validity and importance of new discoveries and treatments.  This includes the following study categories:

  • Phase 0
  • Phase I
  • Phase IIa
  • Experimental medicine (non-trial)
  • Non drug interventions
  • Biomarker
  • Diagnostic
  • Device
  • Epidemiological
  • Observational
  • Screening

Clinical Trials Criteria:

  • Early-phase studies (Phase IIa and earlier),
  • Experimental medicine studies that are nested within later-phase studies and require specialised facilities/staff/equipment.
  • The high-intensity or high-complexity elements only of later-phase studies
If you are unsure of whether your study is eligible to use the CRF, please contact the CRF General Manager.