The Network collates Clinical Research Facility (CRF) capacity and capability information and works with stakeholders to promote CRFs as an integrated national platform for the delivery of high intensity experimental medicine studies to research funders.
Database of CRF Capabilities
Signpost Industry Enquiries
Theme 2 Steering Group, March 2019
Theme Groups comprise teams of expert individuals able to offer advice and guidance on their specialist areas, helping the UKCRF Network to achieve its objectives in supporting CRFs and potential Industry partners. For the Accelerating Clinical Trials theme, the Theme Groups are:
Costing and Sustainability Theme Group
The Group works to improve the way that CRFs cost commercial and non-commercial clinical studies. The Group recommends the operational use of the NIHR Study Costing Template and the UKCRF Network Study Intensity Tool.
Information Management and Technology Theme Group
The Information Management and Technology (IM&T) Theme Group shares ideas and expertise related to Information Systems Developments; emerging software technology, and Data and Information Management. Activities include considering cross-site IM&T developments, the use of commonly developed systems and making IT recommendations to CRF Senior Management.
The UKCRF Network recommend the use of the NIHR Industry Costing Template for commercial studies and the UKCRF Network Study Intensity Tool for costing non-commercial studies run in CRFs.