Wellcome Trust - HRB Dublin Centre for Clinical Research
The Wellcome Trust – HRB Dublin Centre for Clinical Research (DCCR) is a major investment in clinical research infrastructure being made by the Wellcome Trust and HRB. The aim of the DCCR is to provide the infrastructure – the physical space, facilities and trained staff – needed to support collaborative clinical research studies across Dublin involving the TCD, UCD and RCSI Medical Schools and their associated teaching hospitals. The DCCR network includes research activities taking place at RCSI Clinical Research Centre at Beaumont Hospital and the UCD Clinical Research Centre at Mater Misericordae University Hospital and St. Vincent’s University Hospital and the new clinical research centre at St. James’s Hospital when completed in 2011.
The development of the city-wide clinical research network involves the development of a shared clinical research informatics network and the training and education programmes for research nurses and the direct recruitment of clinical research nurses for network studies.
The Objectives of the Dublin Centre for Clinical Research
The specific objectives of the Dublin Centre for Clinical Research (DCCR) are:
1) Construction and operation of the Wellcome Trust - HRB Clinical Research Centre (CRF) at St. James’s Hospital;
2) Development of a programme of advanced therapeutics within the St James’s Hospital CRC; and
3) Delivery of clinical research programmes, primarily in cancer, neuro-psychiatric disease, and infection and immunity, supported by a citywide network.