Enabling cutting-edge research across a diverse range of clinical areas, through world-class facilities.

The NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) comprises four dedicated experimental medicine research units at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) and Wythenshawe Hospital. CRFs provide dedicated space and a safe, quality assured environment for delivering clinical research studies. Manchester CRF supports adult and children’s studies across a diverse range of clinical areas.

Hosted by MFT, Manchester CRF is one of 19 clinical research facilities funded by the NIHR across the country. This support from the NIHR is a quality stamp of the work we do. Manchester CRF at MFT also received support from the Wellcome Trust.

Manchester CRF is led by Professor Jacky Smith, Director and Helen Pidd, Operational Director. We provide operational support services to assist investigators undertaking high-quality early phase research across a diverse range of clinical areas.

Whether you are a patient or researcher, you can be confident that our dedicated clinical research and administration team will take care of your requirements.  We have state-of-the-art equipment, and an extensive track record of supporting early-phase clinical trials in adults and children of all ages.

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