Our Clinical research facilities play a vital role in helping us to translate scientific breakthroughs into improved healthcare.
We can provide clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals with the ideal environment in which to carry out studies.
Our facilities are welcoming, comfortable and secure, enabling significant numbers of patients and volunteers to take part in clinical studies.
The clinical research facility at Guy's is located on the 15th floor of Guy's Tower. It includes:
Bright and comfortable reception and lounge for research participants
Four examination and consultation rooms
Two rooms with three day case recliner chairs in each
Procedure room equipped for endoscopy and minor surgery
Flow cytometry and immune monitoring laboratories
Sample handling laboratory
160m² Good Manufacturing Practice compliant facility with three independent cleanrooms
Office accommodation for research and nursing staff
Fully equipped hospital kitchen
Meeting room with audio-visual conferencing capabilities
St Thomas' Hospital
The clinical research facility at St Thomas’ is located on the 4th floor of North Wing. It includes:
- Bright and comfortable five-bedded clinical ward
- Body composition laboratory
- Patient lounge and eating area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Blood flow laboratory
- Exercise laboratory
- Two dedicated cardiovascular ultrasound rooms
- Four consulting and three examination rooms
- Two sample laboratories, one with flow cytometry
- Eye examination room
- Dexa scanning room
- Drug preparation area
- Office accommodation for research and nursing staff
- Reception and waiting areas for patients and volunteers
Evelina London Children’s Hospital
The paediatric clinical research facility in the Evelina Children’s Hospital includes offices and clinical space on the Snowy Owl Ward. It features:
Six clinical beds
Dietetic kitchen space
Some paediatric studies are carried out at Evelina via outreach, alongside those undertaken on site at the clinical research facility.
This research often utilises the high dependency and intensive care areas of the hospital, as well as the dedicated paediatric imaging facilities.
The imaging clinical research facility is spread across two hospital campuses in several locations.
The imaging core at St Thomas’ Hospital incorporates:
Two PET/CTs and PET/MR system (cancer, cardiovascular and neuroimaging research)
Cyclotron and GMP PET chemistry facilities
3T MR (neonatal neuroimaging research)
3T MR and X-ray hybrid facility (cardiovascular imaging research)
3T Multix MR (cancer imaging research)
1.5T MR (foetal and cardiovascular Imaging research)
There is also a 1.5T MR (cardiovascular imaging research) facility at Guy’s Hospital
Applying to use the facilities
If you wish to carry out research involving patients or healthy volunteers at our clinical research facilities, please contact the relevant manager for that facility as early as possible.
Ideally this should be done before you submit your grant application to ensure the correct costs are included.
All applications to use the clinical research facilities are reviewed by our CRF review board.
Electronic applications to the CRF review board are made via MedSciNet.
Tel: 020 7188 2600 reception, Guy’s CRF
Tel: 020 7188 4700 reception, St Thomas’ CRF