Professor Saul FaustDirector
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Southampton Clinical Research Facility United Kingdom
9:10 AM INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Just a Touch of Inspiration and Strategic Leadership to Govern the Physical Research Space
Different time zone, different country but the same goal! The University of Southampton is a research-intensive university leading worldchanging research. In 1998 the University of Southampton – University Hospital Southampton partnership was awarded one of the first 5 “millennial” clinical research facilities (CRFs) in the UK by the Wellcome Trust and UK Dept of Health. The CRF is now funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research and Southampton also receives core translational infrastructure support from NIHR for nutrition, respiratory and cancer medicine. In 2012, Professor Saul Faust led an application that doubled the facility’s capability, and the £9.2m core funding (of £102 available nationally) was re-awarded for 2017-22. In this session, Professor Faust will explain how the facilities evolved and highlight the space, staff and governance required for high quality translational research space.
- Case Studies- introducing flexible, multi-use spaces that will accommodate to changes and requirements
- Feeling the pressure- exploring the factors why funding into research infrastructure is not the same as it was 5 years ago
- Setting the right priorities for laboratory planning and management for resources
- Evolving your space plans and designs to meet standards to today!