Based at the AHRO University at Glasgow, the AHRO Clinical Research Facility (ACRF) is a purpose-built clinical area dedicated to research trials. It also houses the evidence-based medicine research team.


ACRF is currently located at the Pentagon Centre in Glasgow. The ACRF is within the Health and Social care services and benefits from close working relationships with academics across the University and beyond. We deliver clinical trials that involve healthy volunteers and ethically approved protocols. We are working towards MHRA accreditation. We are involved in all aspects of clinical trials. We undertake clinical trials in various health topics/ areas, including but not limited to:

  • infectious diseases
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes
  • Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • other non-communicable diseases
  • Vaccines
  • Drugs
  • medical devices
  • Public Health
  • Clinical Multiomics
  • Clinical Endoscopy
  • Clinical Bioinformatics

    All studies undertaken within the clinical research facility are conducted to the highest standards of safety that comply with up to date and relevant regulations and ethical guidelines. All our activities conform to the well delivered standard operating procedures. All staff are provided with training which are relevant to their specific roles.