Information for Investigators

CRC Application Policy

Supports available

The CRC has a significant track record of supporting both investigator and industry-initiated clinical research projects. The supports include:

  • State-of-the-art facilities within major acute hospitals for high quality clinical research
  • An environment which is:
    • Supportive to clinicians to undertake hypothesis-driven investigator-led clinical studies
    • Recognised by regulators, pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations as being professional, of the highest quality and suitable for the conduct of clinical trials
    • Attractive to patients and encourages participation in clinical research and trials by providing excellent clinical care and access to latest clinical interventions
    • Managed under a dedicated and approved quality policy
  • A cohort of professional and experienced Research Scientists, Data Managers and Clinical Research Nurses that can ensure studies are conducted and managed to the highest levels of quality
  • Complete study management, oversight and sponsorship


Supports available per Study Phase

Proposal Phase

Pre-initiation Phase

Study Contact Phase

Reporting Phase

Grant Application

HPRA & Ethics submission

First Patient In

Last Patient Last Visit

Budget Review

Investigator Site File

ISF Maintenance

Study Close-out Visit

UCD Sponsorship

GCP Compliance & Training

Study Monitoring

End of Trial Notification


EudraCT Number

Trial Registration



Study Design Review

Monitoring Plan

Data Collection & Cleaning

Data Lock & Cleaning


Statistical Planning

Randomisation and Blinding Procedures


Data Transfer

Protocol Finalisation

Site Initiation

DSMB / Interim Analysis

Statistical Analysis

PIL & Consent Form


DSUR Submission

Budget Close Review



Audits / Inspections

Clinical Study Report Submission







Requesting Support

All investigators requesting access to and support from the CRC are required to complete an Application Form for review, which will be reviewed by the CRC Management Committee.

If you have any queries or need assistance on completing the application form, please email

In addition to the completed Application Form, Investigators requesting support are also asked to submit;

  • Copy of Ethics Approval for the study (or a letter stating that approval is currently being sought)
  • Copy of full Study Protocol
  • Copy of HPRA Approval (if required)