5. Southampton Clinical Research Facility (UK)
Different time zone, different country but the same goal! The University of Southampton is a research-intensive university leading world changing research.
In 1998 the University of Southampton – University Hospital Southampton partnership was awarded one of the first 5 “millennial” clinical research facilities (CRFs) in the UK by the Welcome Trust and UK Department of Health. The CRF is now funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research and Southampton also receives core translational infrastructure support from NIHR for nutrition, respiratory and cancer medicine.
In 2012, Professor Saul Faust led an application that doubled the facility’s capability, and the £9.2m core funding (of £102 available nationally) was re-awarded for 2017-22.
Learn more about the 4th Annual Research Facilities Design and Development Summit 2018 where Professor Faust will explain how the facilities evolve and highlight the space, staff and governance required for high quality translational research space, including how to:
- Introduce flexible, multi-use spaces that will accommodate to changes and requirements
- Understand the factors why funding into research infrastructure is not the same as it was 5 years ago
- Set the right priorities for laboratory planning and management for resources
- Evolve your space plans and designs to meet standards to today