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. Criteria for the prioritization of requests to HRB CRF-UCC seeking support for Academic Grant
The HRB CRF-UCC provides:
- Academic Funding Application Support
Each year the HRB CRF-UCC 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-UCC 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-UCC 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-UCC 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.
- Unfunded support requests to HRB CRF-C for academic clinical research
Support from CRF-UCC is usually for projects with sufficient available funding. The CRF-UCC is not a research funding agency and does not typically have the ability to support unfunded studies. On occasion an investigator may however seek unfunded support for certain CRF-UCC capabilities -such as monitoring or biostatistics- to facilitate study conduct. In situations like this an application can be made by the investigator using the form located at https://crf.ucc.ie/application-forms/ All non- or insufficiently-funded requests for support will be reviewed at the CRF-UCC Management Meeting. Where it is deemed that some non-funded support should be provided to a study, this will then need to be ratified by a Review Committee consisting of the Chair of the CRF-UCC Management Board, COMH Vice Dean for Research and a nominated 3rd party knowledgeable of the specified scientific research area but independent of the investigation team.To submit a request for unfunded support please refer to the application form located at https://crf.ucc.ie/application-forms/
Please see services below