Academic Clinical Research Services – Overview
The HRB Clinical Research Facility at UCC serves as a full service Academic Research Organization. It is equipped to support Academic Clinical Investigators from concept development to grant submission and from funding award, through study set-up, recruitment to study close. The HRB CRF-C provides:
- Academic Funding Application Support
Each year the HRB CRF-C supports numerous funding applications to a variety of Funding Schemes (including Horizon 2020, HRB Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Awards (DIFA), HRB Investigator Led Projects Award (ILP), etc.
The HRB CRF-C is available to support applications to such funding award schemes as resources allow. Our project-management trained Grant Facilitators are adept at ensuring on time grant submission and have extensive successful experience with all major academic funders including European funded multinational studies.
(Please see Academic Funding Application Support page below for further details)
- HRB CRF-C Support for Funded Academic Clinical Research
The HRB CRF-C also supports Clinical Investigators (local and from external national and international institutions/networks) who have obtained funding and who want to commence research in hospitals in University College Cork or affiliated hospital, from study set up, recruitment, to data lock, analysis and archiving. The HRB CRF-C typically support the following type of funded research:
- Local or UCC affiliated Investigators who have obtained academic funding (e.g. H2020, HRB, Welcome Trust, etc.)
- Local or UCC affiliated Investigators who have obtained research funding from commercial entities or from donations from charity (e.g. Mercy University Hospital Foundation)
- Clinical Investigators from external national and international Universities or Clinical Trial Networks who have obtained funding
Please see services below
Access to Clinical Research Infrastructure
Applicants to Research funding schemes (national and international) will typically be required to demonstrate that they will receive infrastructural support from a University or existing research infrastructure such as the HRB Clinical Research Facility at UCC in the course of their research.
The HRB CRF-C team have vast experience in developing budgets for research funding applications and will be able to assist you to provide a full detailed breakdown of costings Typically research funding application will require a summary and justification of the costs and duration associated with the project.
Research funding schemes are likely to insist that a satisfactory review of the existing evidence to inform your research proposal has been completed. The staff at the HRB Clinical Research Facility Cork are available to advise and support investigators in this process (as time and resources allow).
The HRB CRF-C team can support clinical investigators to address Project Management questions in funding applications. The HRB CRF-C Project Managers have the necessary expertise to effectively outline how a project would be managed to ensure the ultimate delivery of quality patient focused research.