NIHR GOSH 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.
How to find us
We are on Level 1 of the Frontage Building at GOSH.
Go through the main hospital entrance and follow the signs to Outpatients, which is located on the right. Go through the Outpatients reception area and follow the signs to the lifts and stairs.
Take the stairs or lift down to Level 1 and you will see signs for the Clinical Research Facility.
At the entrance door, you will need to press the 'CALL' button located on the right side of the wall. You will then be buzzed through.
Meet our team
Co-Director of the NIHR GOSH Clinical Research Facility
Head of Nursing and Patient Experience, Research and Innovation:
Lorraine Hodsdon - Lorraine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Clinical Research Operations:
Grant Nicholson - Grant.email@example.com
Service Manager, Clinical Research Facility:
Dr. Moonsang Seo - Moonsang.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Acknowledging the NIHR GOSH Clinical Research Facility
We provide direct and indirect support to clinical research across Great Ormond Street Hospital and to our collaborators, and it is vital that this support is acknowledged when appropriate, for example in publications or presentations.
You can use the following acknowledgement, as needed:
This work is/was supported by the NIHR GOSH CRF. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.
Or contact email@example.com with any questions on how to acknowledge the Facility.
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.
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.