Who are we?
Surrey Clinical Research Centre is a core human research resource within the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey; it is one of the world’s renowned centres on sleep, vaccine research and patient studies. We have a prestigious track record of over 15 years’ experience undertaking clinical trials in both volunteer and patient populations.
We are a specialist clinical pharmacology unit housing a 12-bed ward and 12 individual bedrooms in a purpose-designed building, adjacent to the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Since 1999 we have provided industry-leading services to pharmaceutical companies for trials at all stages from Phase I, first-in-human, through to Phase IV patient trials.
As well as investigating new treatments at the Surrey Clinical Research Centre, we may also have studies involving approved prescribed medications, or have trials where no medication is involved where we are looking at other variables, such as sleep deprivation.
In addition to our work with leading pharmaceutical companies we collaborate with small biotech organisations, charitable organisations, basic science and clinical academic colleagues on a range of studies including CTIMP, medical device and interventional studies.
Clinical trials are heavily regulated. To ensure that the highest standards of safety are maintained, trials are required to comply with strict guidelines.
These are governed by the EU Clinical Trials Directive and the MHRA (The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) and are approved by an Independent Research Ethics Committee before they can be used in healthy volunteers and patients.