Who we are
The NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility (CRF), based at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford, is the only NIHR supported CRF dedicated to mental health and is hosted by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
In partnership with the University of Oxford, we deliver patient-orientated non-commercial and commercial early phase experimental clinical research that has the potential to discover new ways of understanding and treating cognitive health challenges.
The NIHR Oxford cognitive health CRF is dedicated to mental health research with a current focus on, but not limited to, dementia, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Since we opened our doors in 2011 we have developed a flexible and integrated neuroscience service that supports the delivery of early phase experimental medicine research studies.
Central to the practice of our multidisciplinary team is participant safety and wellbeing. Diversity in research is crucial to ensure findings are translatable to different populations so we are working with the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Head of Inclusion and Diversity to develop a Diversity Strategy that will start with formally monitoring diversity within our research participants.