ABOUT US

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Clinical Translational Research & Innovation Centre

OUR VALUES

Providing access to cutting edge technology

Passionate for patient involvement

Enriching the NW and our cross-border community

Forefront of regional development

Bringing Research to Your Community

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

The Clinical Translational Research & Innovation Centre‚Äč is a state-of-the-art clinical research facility (CRF), and not-for-profit company based on the Altnagelvin Hospital site in Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is part of the UKCRF network of 54 clinical research facilities across the UK and Ireland.

We aim to enhance clinical research by providing access to world-class facilities specialising in cutting-edge, high-throughput single-cell multiomics, which is essential for understanding complex diseases. Our mission is to pave the way for more effective treatments and to become an NGS Training Centre of Excellence.

Powered by a unique collaboration between Derry City and Strabane District Council, Ulster University, and the WHSCT, C-TRIC offers unparalleled opportunities for patients to engage in national and international clinical research endeavours. Our strategic location fosters direct connections between patients and transformative research initiatives, all aimed at elevating patient care standards.

Within C-TRIC, Ulster University’s Personalised Medicine Centre spearheads efforts to tailor treatments based on individual genetic and molecular profiles. Moreover, the Western Trust R&D office ensures that patients have access to diverse clinical research opportunities.

OUR PARTNERS

OUR TEAM

Our Team

Prof. Aaron Peace

Prof. Aaron Peace

CEO

Patricia Moran

Patricia Moran

Facilities Manager

Mark Watson PhD

Mark Watson PhD

Scientific Lead

Joe McLaughlin PhD

Joe McLaughlin PhD

Senior Scientific Officer

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors

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Neil Guckian

Chief Executive, Western Health and Social Care Trust

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Dr Brendan Lavery

Medical Director, Western Health & Social Care Trust

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Joann Rhodes

Chief Executive, Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland

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Stephen Gillespie

Director of Business & Culture, Derry City & Strabane District Council

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Professor Liam Maguire

Pro Vice Chancellor Research, Ulster University

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Professor Victor Gault

Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, Ulster University

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Councillor Rory Farrell

Councillor, Derry City & Strabane District Council