Based in York Hospital since 2009, we offer a dedicated, supportive environment to host early phase clinical and medical device trials, and we conduct research across all phases. We support studies across a broad range of disease areas with particular expertise in vaccine development. See 'Our Work' for more details on our previous and current studies.

The York Clinical Research Facility (CRF) was set up as an Experimental Medicine Unit resulting from collaborations between the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Currently, the facility is jointly funded by the University of York and York Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We are currently working on both academic and commercially-sponsored research aligned to our inspiring vision to develop a balanced portfolio and build a reputation for delivering high quality early phase translational research. We aim to achieve Phase 1 Standard and Supplementary Accreditation in the next 2-3 years.

The facility has access to 24 hour emergency facilities as well as other support services such as Pharmacy, laboratories and strong relationships with research-active clinicians in both the hospital and The University of York. We hold a substantial database of healthy volunteers who have registered their interest to participate in early phase studies.

Aims of the CRF

  • To provide a safe, risk assessed environment to conduct clinical research
  • To set and maintain the highest clinical and research standards
  • To promote opportunities for patients and the public to participate in research
  • To assist investigators to run studies in accordance with UK Clinical Trials Regulations
  • To support internationally competitive translational research, spanning from molecule to man
  • To develop relationships with research partners by providing a helpful and collaborative atmosphere
  • To work within appropriate research governance structures and in accordance with the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care
  • To achieve Phase 1 Standard and Supplementary Accreditation

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