Paediatric

Our Children’s Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) is the first Accredited Phase I unit in Scotland and is embedded within the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh.

This provides us an optimal setting in which to conduct children’s research. We offer a controlled and child friendly environment where children can undergo research programmes safely and effectively according to robust ethically approved protocols. Furthermore, our research facility is within easy access to the main wards and emergency facilities to ensure patient safety.

Our goals

We always strive to:

  • Provide a high quality, safe clinical environment.
  • Provide a range of central resources to support clinical researchers.
  • Provide expert advice and assistance to clinical staff undertaking research.
  • Provide clinical research governance infrastructure.

Our work so far

We saw our first research participant on 16th February 2009 and from there we have continued to grow. We have a dedicated team of nursing and clinical staff working on a large portfolio of Phase I, F-I-H, CTIMP and non-clinical trials.

The CCRF has participated in research to improve treatment for children with conditions including Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiolitis, Cleft Lip and Palate, Rheumatoid Disease, Thrombocytopenia, Crohns, Epilepsy and Neurological conditions, Nasal Flu Vaccine and Allergies.

Watch this video showing Dr Thom O’Neill (paediatric clinical research fellow) seeing a patient in the Edinburgh CRF's paediatric unit while talking about his career

Who to contact?

Contact the Research Nurse Manager Gerry Cummings with your enquiry