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Research proves a hit as hundreds visit open day

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Hundreds of visitors turned out for a special exhibition of research this summer at UCLH.

The ground floor atrium was transformed into a giant laboratory full with interactive stands run by UCLH researchers which displayed state-of-the-art technology, experiments and games.

UCLH rated in top 2 for research activity

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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the top trusts in providing opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research studies, according to a league table published today by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.

Royal Free research governance following acquisition of Barnet and Chase Farm

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Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital will be part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust from 1 July 2014.  

Restructuring of RDS London Enabling Involvement Fund

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The RDS London Enabling Involvement Fund (EIF) has been restructured so the application process is easier and more straightforward.

New European legislation on clinical trials published

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A new regulation formally approved this month should make clinical trials simpler to set up and more transparent in reporting their results.

New UCLH Research Director announced

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Professor Bryan Williams has been appointed as the new UCLH Research Director. 

He will succeed Professor Monty Mythen whose second term as Research & Development Director came to an end in March this year. Professor Mythen will continue to work with Professor Williams in a transitional role for the remainder of 2014 as Clinical Research Network Lead, focusing on developing UCLH’s interface with the new North Thames Clinical Research Network.     

Queen Square Clinical Research Facility opens

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A new clinical trials facility has opened at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre.

The facility will support translational research and early intervention studies in Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Prion disease and stroke. 

UCLH celebrates International Clinical Trials Day

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University College London Hospitals celebrated International Clinical Trials Day this month (Tuesday 20 May) with a host of activities.

UCLH performance in initiating research

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UCLH performance in reducing timelines to initiating research studies continues to improve. 

The latest submission ranks UCLH 18th out of 53 NHS providers, and 2nd out of the largest NHS providers, for studies approved and recruiting patients within the NIHR target of 70 days.

Exhibit your research at the UCLH open day

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UCLH is holding a massive research open day and researchers are invited to exhibit interactive stands to actively engage with patients, schools and the local community.

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