19th Oct, 2017

Coventry chose as base by clinical research network

Shaun Reynolds 26th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY has been chosen as a base by the West Midlands Clinical Research Network (CRN) to support its regional operations.

The network is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) which operates nationally to deliver medical research for the NHS and commercial industry.

Covering the entire West Midlands region, the network had taken office space at the University of Warwick Science park’s business innovation centre in Binley.

The new offices on Harry Weston Road will support research studies by providing research governance and business intelligence functions.

Linda Porter, research delivery manager at CRN said the offices at the business innovation centre were ideal for the network’s needs.

She added: “The Network operates from a number of locations in the region and to best serve the Coventry locality we need a presence in the area.

“The space at the Innovation Centre suited the team’s requirements perfectly.

“It has space to accommodate our staff who are permanently based here as well as hot desks which can be used by staff from further afield, who meet colleagues in Coventry or Worcester, and nurses who work at local hospitals and need a meeting base.

“The Network’s links with the University of Warwick’s Medical School with its esteemed scientific standing were also major determining factors in the decision to move here.”

Penny Robb, centre manager at Binley business innovation centre welcomed CRN and was delighted to introduce another prestigious organisation to the centre.

Penny said: “The Network’s decision to settle here is once again testament to the fact that this is a great base and it’s another organisation that has cited the benefit of having links to the University of Warwick.

“We look forward to assisting the Network in any way we can with future growth.”

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