NIHR GOSH Clinical Research Facility

Play area within the Clinical Research Facility

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is part of the NIHR and hosted by Great Ormond Street Hospital. We provide specialist day care accommodation for children and young people taking part in clinical research studies.

Our state of the art, purpose built facility is available to all GOSH and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health staff undertaking clinical research, in particular early phase and experimental medicine trials. 

The NIHR GOSH CRF is supported by direct award from the NIHR as well as via the NIHR GOSH Biomedical Research Centre.

Find our more about our facilities and read more about what it's like to visit us here:

Meet our team

Director: Professor Stephen Marks
Stephen.marks@gosh.nhs.uk

Head of Nursing, Clinical Research: 
Lorraine Hodsdon - Lorraine.hodsdon@gosh.nhs.uk 

Head of Clinical Research Operations:
Grant Nicholson - grant.nicholson@gosh.nhs.uk 

Service Manager, Clinical Research Facility: 
Dr. Moonsang Seo - Moonsang.seo@gosh.nhs.uk 

Specialist Children’s Research Nursing Team:
The CRF is staffed by an experienced team comprising of two Matrons, 2 Advanced Research Nurse Practitioners, Band 7 Research Sisters, Senior Research Nurses, dedicated Band 5 and 6 Research Nurses, Assistant Research Practitioners, Nurse Associates, Health Care Assistants and a Play Specialist. The CRF Children’s Research Nursing team work in conjunction with the NIHR Clinical Research Network (LCRN North Thames) research delivery team, who are also based in this facility. A key aim of the CRF is to provide career development for all children’s research nurses working within the GOSH/ICH, as reflected in our specialist children’s nursing team structure.

Non-Clinical Research Delivery Team
Our dedicated support staff provide a tailored service to investigators undertaking all types of clinical research within GOSH. We currently have a large team of data managers and research coordinators as well as laboratory staff based in the Camelia Botnar Laboratories.

About the NIHR and our networks

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is a major funder of global health research and training.

The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth.

NIHR Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) support the delivery of early-phase and complex studies in purpose built facilities in NHS hospitals.

The NIHR has awarded £161 million over five years to 28 CRFs across England.

The UK CRF Network supports CRFs to deliver clinical trials of the highest standard and promotes the UK as the place for investment in and economic growth from health research.

Read more about the UK CRF Network.

We are part of the North Thames Clinical Research Network.

The UK Clinical Research Facility (CRF) Network supports CRFs to deliver clinical trials of the highest standard and promotes the UK as the place for investment in and economic growth from health research.

Read more about the UK CRF Network.