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Frequently asked questions at the NICRF


Where is the facility?

The facility is based in the Belfast City Hospital, on the University floor. From the hospital's main entrance walk towards the passenger lift and press the 'U Floor'. The facility is on the right as you step out of the lift. Directions can be found here.


Can I bring someone to my appointment with me?

Yes you can bring a friend or relative with you. We have a large waiting area and resting facilities if required and refreshments will be provided.


Do I have to pay for my parking?

This is dependent on the individual research project. For further information on parking, discuss it with your study co-ordinator.


What parking facilities are available?

There are pay-and-display car parks across the City Hospital site. There is a multi-storey car park on the Donegall Road and a car park outside the entrances to the City Hospital Tower Block and Cancer Centre. Please refer to the 'Location' section for further information on travel.


Will there be Refreshments Available?

Tea / Coffee will be made available to all participants and families on arrival. If you are fasting, tea/coffee and toast can be provided, following your appointment.


NI Clinical Research Facility,
U Floor, Belfast City Hospital,
Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB

Tel:+44 (0)28 9504 0342

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