Clinical Research Building
The Clinical Research Building is home to a number of synergistic units committed to excellence in clinical research and digital health innovation including in sleep and circadian rhythm research.
Welcome to the Clinical Research Building
The Clinical Research Building (CRB) houses three core facilities hosted by the University:
- Surrey Clinical Research Facility
- Surrey Sleep Research Centre
- UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Living Lab/UK-DRI Care Research & Technology.
In addition to the core facilities, we are also home to:
The co-location of these facilities and functions puts the CRB at the heart of the clinical research and digital health agendas within the University, encouraging cross-faculty and external collaborations through focused facilities and expertise.
Facilities and functions
Surrey Clinical Research Facility
The Surrey Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is a core human research resource recognised as a centre of excellence for the delivery of clinical trials and studies involving participants.
Medical Director: Dr Hana Hassanin
Surrey Sleep Research Centre
The Surrey Sleep Research Centre is home to forward-thinking multidisciplinary approaches to pre-clinical and clinical sleep research, using a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment to monitor, record and analyse sleep patterns, sleep disorders and circadian rhythms.
Director: Professor Derk-Jan Dijk
UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Living Lab/UK-DRI Care Research & Technology
The UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Living Lab/UK-DRI Care Research & Technology facility enables long-term physiological and behavioural monitoring and validation of new technology against gold standard methods in an environment which combines aspects of a home environment with clinical research and safety requirements.
Surrey Heartlands Health Tech Accelerator
A recent addition is the Surrey Heartlands Health Tech Accelerator (HTA), a flexible high-tech environment for innovation and networking between innovators, SMEs, clinicians, and academic researchers in fulfilment of a digital health agenda.
Surrey Clinical Trials Unit
The synergy between these functions is further enhanced by the co-location in the building of Surrey Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), a fully registered academic CTU with the experience, expertise and infrastructure to develop, organise and manage high quality, multi-centre, randomised controlled trials.
Director: Professor Simon Skene