Sunway Medical Centre’s Clinical Research Centre (SunMed-CRC) commenced in August 2009 in response to the demand for evidence-based practice as well as SunMed’s wish to participate significantly in medical research. CRC is dedicated primarily towards coordinating all research involving human subjects. Such research studies may be related to:
- pharmaceutical products,
- medical devices,
- medical radiation and imaging,
- surgical procedures,
- medical records,
- biological samples,
- and/or epidemiological, social and psychological investigations.
CRC seeks to promote ethical and reliable clinical research according to the international and local Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards. We bridge communication between investigators and their counterparts; and assist with feasibility assessments conducted by interested parties. Apart from facilitating SunMed to secure research projects, we assist in documenting and tracking progress of the clinical researches conducted. In response to the demand for evidence-based clinical research, we seek to increase participation of SunMed and to contribute significantly to the health and research industry.
To be a leader in clinical research within the private healthcare organization.
This is in line with the vision of SunMed to be the leading healthcare organization of choice
We are committed:
- To promote excellence in clinical research by providing ethical and reliable services.
- To improve processes in increasing overall operational efficiency with speed and accuracy.
- To protect the rights, safety, dignity and well being of the subjects of research promote ethical principles in human research.
- To develop competent, motivated, and proactive workforce.
- To delight customers
- To facilitate efficient and effective ethical review processes
- To promote ethical research through competent review and monitoring of human research projects whilst they are active.
CRC assists consultants to review feasibility of protocols received from pharmaceutical companies or CROs, taking into consideration of the resources, patient pool, patient indication, facilities and services required in conducting the study in an institution.
We have an institutional committee, the Sunway Medical Centre Independent Research Ethics Committee (SREC) constituted of medical professionals and non-medical members, whose responsibility is to ensure the rights, safety and well-being of human subjects involved in a clinical trial. It is compulsory for all studies involving human subjects at SunMed to be reviewed and approved by SREC for conduct.
Legal Review: We have in-house legal advisor that review the provisions of the agreements involved.
Pre-Clinical Trial Organising and Planning: CRC reviews the trial design and procedures to ensure that SunMed has the expertise and facilities to conduct the relevant procedures. CRC liaises and discusses with relevant departments and consultants on the protocol procedures to ensure any concerns are dealt with efficiently.
Clinical Trial Operations: Managing key deliverable issues, personnel, data, finance and operational matters in line with hospital policies to meet sponsor/CRO’s, GCP and regulatory requirements.
Site initiation and closure:We provide venue for site initiation and closure. CRC ensures that all pre-initiation and initiation procedures are performed accordingly to meet GCP and regulatory requirements..