About Us

The  Wellcome HRB Clinical Research Facility at St James’s Hospital is jointly governed by St James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. It is funded by the Health Research Board,  St James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin.

The Wellcome HRB CRF (CRF) is fully embedded in St James’s Hospital and is central to the clinical research activity taking place on campus. Located at the heart of St James’s Hospital it supports and conducts a wide range of studies from observational studies to complex clinical trials.

Currently the CRF employs approximately 20 staff including a Clinical Director, Associate Directors, Program Manager, Assistant Director of Nursing, Research Pharmacist, Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Research Nurses, Research Assistants, Data Manager and Administration staff. This highly specialised team work under a rigorous quality system that meets international standards (ICH-GCP) and has successfully completed Health Product Regulatory Authority Inspections.

The CRF can provide a bespoke service depending on your needs, we are a solution driven unit supporting investigators, sponsors and patients every step of the way through their research journey.

We conduct Phase I (including overnight studies) to Phase III clinical trials, medical device studies and non-regulated clinical studies.