Who can use the CRF?

Imperial-based researchers and staff

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 study will require a Principal Investigator from either Imperial College London or Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Contact the Senior Management Team if  you need our help to identify a suitable PI.

Study acceptance criteria

If your study meets the following criteria you may apply:

General criteria

The Imperial CRF is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) 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 II
  • Experimental medicine (non-trial)
  • Non-drug interventions
  • Biomarker
  • Diagnostic
  • Device
  • Epidemiological
  • Observational
  • Screening

Clinical trials of investigational medicinal products criteria

  • Early-phase studies (Phase II and earlier),
  • Experimental medicine studies that are nested within later-phase studies and require specialised facilities/staff/equipment.
  • Later-phase studies that include high-intensity or high-complexity elements

Unsure of eligibility?

If you are unsure of whether your study is eligible to use the CRF, please contact the CRF General Manager, Dr Karen Mosley (k.mosley@nhs.net)