Investigational Drug Service

    Equipment/facility: Equipment

    • Location

      United Kingdom


    The Clinical Research Unit's (CRU) Investigational Drug Service (IDS) provides full research pharmacy services to support clinical trials, including consulting services to develop pharmacy-related aspects of a protocol, a secured location for drug storage and dispensing, an Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS), subject randomization and blinding, and protocol adherence, such as drug counseling and drug accountability.

    The IDS is staffed by full-time research pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are available to directly assist investigators. The unit is located on the 8th floor of the Aston Ambulatory Care Center, directly across from the CTO. It features a clean room, or low-pollutant environment for the storage and preparation of medication for clinical trials, where air quality is constantly controlled. An anteroom annex is connected to the clean room.

    The IDS also stores a limited amount of study binders and is equipped to facilitate study monitor visits with advance notice.


    Investigational Drugs
    Controlled Environment
    Drug Storage
    Clinical Trials
    Pharmaceutical Services
    Social Responsibility
    Ambulatory Care
    Random Allocation
    Pharmaceutical Preparations
    Research Personnel