A number of additional organisations/groups have been established in this area to provide support for research:
Birmingham Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre
Birmingham ECMC aims to improve the feasibility and quality of research in the areas of immunotherapy and gene therapy, translational genetics and biomarkers. This is being conducted in many different types of cancer. The Centre has established bio-repositories, developed antibody-based assays and conducted various immunotherapy/gene therapy trials.
Centre Lead: Professor Dion Morton
The University of Birmingham
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
School of Cancer Sciences
Academic Department of Surgery
4th Floor, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
T: 0121 697 2276
Birmingham Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham was established using a Wellcome Trust Millennial Grant for Clinical Research Facilities. The Wellcome Trust, which is Britain’s largest biomedical charity, launched its £18 million initiative in order to strengthen clinical research in the National Health Service. Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facilities have been set up in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester and Southampton as well as in Birmingham.
Programme Director: Dr Una Martin
The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
First Floor, Blue Zone
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
T: 0121 697 8457
F: 0121 697 8473
Research Design Service West Midlands
The Research Design Service for the West Midlands (RDS WM) is part of the infrastructure of the National Institute for Health Research. It is one of ten services in England making up the national RDS.
Their primary aim is to help NHS researchers, and others working in partnership with the NHS, in the West Midlands area who have a ‘good idea’ and want to turn that into a research proposal for submission to peer-reviewed funding programmes in applied health and social care. Priority is given to those applying to the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funding scheme but advice may also be offered for other NIHR and non-NIHR funding schemes.
Director: Professor Sue Wilson
RDS WM (Birmingham Hub)
Primary Care Clinical Sciences Building
University of Birmingham
T: 0121 414 7113