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Name of organisation Tayside R&D
Population 420,000
R&D Director Dr Jacob George

Tayside Medical Science Centre
TASC R&D Office, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
Residency Block, Level 3
George Pirie Way
Dundee DD1 9SY

Telephone 01382 383092

The East node includes NHS Tayside, NHS Forth Valley and NHS Fife and is managed from the TASC Office in NHS Tayside.  The East node takes the lead on Governance issues.


Support to researchers and partners is provided in every activity during the lifetime of a clinical research project.

Set Up

  • Regulatory submission – REC; MHRA; ARSAC
  • Infrastructure support – CRF, Imaging, Safe Haven, Biorepository, CRF/Ecrf Design
  • IMP
  • Trial master file set up
  • DSMC.

Data Management

  • Recruitment reporting
  • Data entry
  • Data queries
  • SAE resolution
  • Database lock
  • Statistical analyses.


  • Risk assessment
  • Sponsorship
  • Feasibility
  • Costing
  • Protocol development
  • Analytical plan.

Study Conduct

  • Screening
  • Recruitment tracking
  • Randomisation
  • Data collection
  • Protocol amendment
  • Trial monitoring
  • IMP accountability
  • Pharmacovigilance.

End of Trial

  • Site close out
  • End of trial
  • Notification
  • IMP reconciliation
  • TMF audit
  • Archiving
  • Publication.

Key contacts


Lesley Peebles
Clinical Research Manager


Safe haven
Clinical trials pharmacy

Jacqui Sugden
R&D Manager - Imaging

Clinical Trials Unit