The Biomedical Research Centre and Dementia Unit (BRC/U) provides a range of world-leading specialist research facilities. Together with a £3m grant from Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding has enabled the BRC to increase its translational research and develop the core facilities listed below:
The BioResource project, in collaboration with other BRCs, collects biological samples such as blood and saliva for molecular analysis, which are linked to electronic medical records of service users who have given permission to be contacted for participation in research.
The Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Nucleus is a state of the art facility established in 2009 as a result of a major infrastructure grant from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Guy's and St Thomas' Charities.
The Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences provides, under one roof, an interdisciplinary research environment that combines the development of contemporary, high resolution structural, functional and metabolic mapping techniques, with expertise in the definition, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
The NIHR Wellcome Trust King's Clinical Research Facility opened in November 2012. The building comprises of two main research areas within King's College Hospital Cheyne Wing. The Clinical Research Facility spans three floors with a further standalone unit, the Clinical Trials Facility.
The Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) system has been developed for use by the BRC/U, and is now being rolled out to other NHS Trusts. It provides authorised researchers with regulated access to anonymised information extracted from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust electronic clinical records system.
The King’s Clinical Trials Unit helps research teams throughout the country carry out clinical trials safely and to a high scientific standard. It offers a range of services to help ensure the results are accurate and credible.
The Proteomics Facility provides researchers with access to a range of specialist services to support translational research.
The SELCoH study is an epidemiological cohort study of randomly selected households within Southwark and Lambeth.
The Centre for Translational Informatics provides a functional interface between analytics, software development and implementation to promote digital innovation in mental health.
We offer access to a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art omics platforms and specialist expertise, including bioinformatics and computational facilities and high throughput proteomics technologies.
Brings together the array of contributions the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience has made to this field and further promotes research in the area.
A High performance computing (HPC) and cloud facility which allows large-scale analysis of research data from sources as diverse as DNA samples to fitbits and health apps.