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Glasgow Clinical Research Facility

The Glasgow Clinical Research Facility (GCRF) was established in 2006 with funding from the Scottish Government via the Chief Scientist Office. It provides state-of-the-art research space across several geographical sites including the £5million Clinical Research Facility at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus. 

The Service provided by the CRF embeds research into clinical practice, ensuring that clinical research is a cornerstone of patient-centred healthcare development.

Each research space provides high-quality clinical environments and outreach services where patients and healthy volunteers can take part in international clinical research studies. 

Key Partners

Glasgow Health Science Partnership (GHSP) is a joint initiative between the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHS GG&C).


GHSP brings together the University and NHS GGC hospitals creating an integrated, interdisciplinary centre of excellence for the management and execution of both non-commercial and commercial clinical research. Part of GHSP, Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit provides specialist services from the GCRF, the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, and the NHS GG&C Research and Innovation department.

The GCRF is a partner in the UK Clinical Research Facility Network (UKCRFN) and hosted the UKCRFN 2017 Conference.

Our Team

The GCRF employs a team of multidisciplinary staff, supporting a portfolio of over 400 clinical research studies, ranging from complex early phase or novel technique experimental medicine and medical device studies to large population-based public health initiatives.

Clinical Director:

Professor Julie Brittenden


Lynn Prentice

Lead Nurse:

Karen Duffy

Education, Training & Quality Lead:

Naomi Hickey

 Lead Research Radiographer:

Tracey Hopkins

Project Management Unit Lead:               

Lynsey Gillespie

Where to find us 

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital            
Institute of Neurological Sciences
1345 Govan Road
G51 4TF                                                        

Tel: 0141 232 7600                                  

Glasgow Royal Infirmary                                         
New Lister Building
10 Alexandra Parade
G31 2ER

Tel: 0141 201 3770

Contact Us and follow us on twitter @GlasgowCRF

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital - 0141 232 7600 
Institute of Neurological Sciences, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 4TF               

Glasgow Royal Infirmary - 0141 201 3770
New Lister Building, 10 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 2ER