We have established a number of dedicated clinical research facilities at our hospitals.


Researchers at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London can apply to run studies at these facilities. Some facilities also welcome interest from external researchers and commercial companies.  External researchers and companies must have identified a principal investigator from the Trust or from Imperial College London, before a study can begin at one of our facilities.

Clinical imaging facility 

Imanova centre for imaging sciences 

Imperial clinical respiratory research unit

Imperial memory unit

NIHR Imperial Clinical Research Facility

Children's clinical research facility

Parkinson’s Disease Research Unit

Robert Hesketh hepatology clinical research unit

Women health research centre

Imperial Clinical Trials Unit

The Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU) leads primarily on the design, conduct and analysis of national and international multi-centre trials. The staff at the Unit, with specialist disease and methodological knowledge, have input at all stages of the trial lifecycle; thus ensuring all activities are in compliance with the appropriate regulatory and ethical requirements.

The Unit and its staff sit within Imperial College London and bring together academic, clinical and trial management expertise from across Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre. ICTU collaborates with Imperial College Healthcare Partners and other members of the designated Academic Health Science Network. The Unit also works closely with other clinical trials units, industry, and national key clinical and scientific opinion leaders.

Imperial tissue bank

ICTU is one of 50 UK Clinical Research Collaboration registered Clinical Trials Units.  It is recognised for its experience and expertise in the development and delivery of clinical trials and associated high quality clinical research projects across a range of therapeutic areas. 

The Imperial Tissue Bank enables Imperial researchers to collect, store and use human tissue appropriately under a single Human Tissue Authority (HTA) licence and ethics approval. We provide approved consent forms which ensures HTA compliance. Please see the Tissue Bank website for further information.