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Addenbrooke's clinical research centre

Our services A-Z

The Cambridge clinical research centre (CCRC), consisting of the NIHR / Wellcome Trust clinical research facility (CRF) and a clinical investigation ward (CIW), is a safe, well-equipped and professionally staffed research facility. Facilities include 11 inpatient beds, 7 day case beds for interventional treatments and outpatient and investigation rooms available Monday to Friday 8am–8pm. The unit employs highly trained staff skilled in chemotherapy and monoclonal antibody drug administration, endoscopy procedures and metabolic and physiological measurement expertise. It has equipment for DXA, BOD POD, and direct and indirect calorimetry. Facilities are also available for dietetic interventions, diet manipulations, sample handling and processing, and university and NHS IT systems including wifi.


Opening times

Investigation rooms open 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday

Departments / units / service enhancers

NIHR / Wellcome Trust clinical research facility (CRF) and a clinical investigation ward (CIW)

Key personnel

Caroline Saunders - Head of clinical operations

Information for patients

From first contact with our office, our highly experienced staff can support your research and guide you through any necessary administrative processes from governance and indemnity issues to best clinical practice and staff education.

Patient support links

Referral information

Applications can be emailed to CCRC applications.


CCRF, NIHR / Wellcome Trust clinical research facility (CRF)


Clinical investigation ward

Partner organisation(s)

Nearest bus stop

Rosie maternity

Nearest car park

Car park 2