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Name of organisation NHS Grampian R&D
Population 500K
Annual in patient visits 150K
Annual out patient visits 530K
R&D Director Professor Maggie Cruickshank
Address Foresterhill House Annexe, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZB
Telephone 01224 551118
Web NHS Grampian R&D

The North node is formed of NHS Grampian and NHS Highland and is managed from the R&D Office in NHS Grampian. This node takes the lead on an efficient permissions system by hosting the NRS Permissions Coordinating Centre.


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 R&D contacts

Senior R&D Manager

Dr Joanne Rodger

01224 555847

Non-commercial Research Manager

Dr Susan Ridge

01224 553728

 Commercial Research Manager

Dr Alison Stewart

01224 554958


Dr Mariella D’Alessandro

01224 554051

Pathology archive
Safe haven

Clinical trials pharmacy
Project Management

Commercial -

Non-commercial -

Clinical Trials Unit