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About Us

Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) is a Global Trusted Research Management Organisation established by the Ministry of Health Malaysia in 2012. The organisation is guided by the principles of Humanity, Stability and Sustainability in providing global clinical trial solutions and enabling a thriving clinical research ecosystem in the country. At its very core, CRM aims to bring clinical research that addresses the unmet needs of patients and transforms health outcomes in Malaysia.


CRM delivers sponsored clinical trials with Speed, Reliability and Quality through operational excellence and working with stakeholders by providing end-to-end clinical research support services. Certified with both ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) and ISO 37001:2016 (Anti-Bribery Management System), and being aligned to international regulations, our core values and code of conduct are ingrained throughout CRM. The strength of this organisation lies in the people of CRM as we strive in our vision to make Malaysia the preferred clinical research hub in Asia.

Clinical Research in Malaysia:
2022 Achievements


Average recruitment rate in studies managed by CRM in 2022


Increase in full feasibility studies that came through CRM between 2013 and 2021


Of Sponsors / CROs & investigators rated “Good” & and above on CRM’s Study Coordinators Services


CRM is ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) since 2019 and ISO 37001: 2016 (ABMS) Certified since 2021

9 times

Growth of Sponsors utilizing CRM’s service (2014 – 2022)

14 days

CTA review timeline 14 days since 2017

Our Latest News

Malaysia’s 66th Independence Day

Malaysia's 66th Independence Day
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Malaysia Increasing it’s Capabilities in Early Phase Clinical Research

Kuala Lumpur, 26 July 2023 - Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) inked an education scholarship agreement with the Ministry of Health...
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CRM Trial Connect 2023

Following its first success, Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) has finally organized its second conference, the CRM Trial Connect, in Kuala...
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Minister of Health Engages with Malaysian Researchers and Medical Experts in the UK for Clinical Research Collaboration

London, 29 January 2023  – The UK-Malaysia Clinical Research Partnership forum organised by Clinical Research Malaysia, was successfully wrapped up...
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Malaysia unlocks a new collaboration with Canada’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Toronto, 7 December 2022 – Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) achieved a new collaborative milestone today with the signing of a...
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Global First Recruiter – Hospital Ampang

Congratulations Dr Veena Selvaratnam (Hospital Ampang) on being the 1st Global recruiter in a multinational hematology study.
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CRM Observes the Movement Control Order (MCO), Conditional MCO & Recovery MCO

CRM observes the Movement Control Order (MCO), Conditional MCO & Recovery MCO in effect from 13th January 2020 - 26th...
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Congratulations Hospital Pulau Pinang for outstanding recruitment achievement!

Congratulations Dr Fong Chin Heng and team for an outstanding recruitment achievement and being among the top global enrolling sites...
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CRM Observed Conditional Movement Control (CMCO)

CRM observes the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) implemented in Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya (effective 14th October) and...
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Congratulations Sarawak General Hospital Heart Centre for being Global top enrolling site!

Congratulations Dr Martin and team! Malaysia has climbed the rank to being the 2nd topmost country in the enrollment leaderboard...
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Congratulations HPP, HSB and HUSM for being Global top recruiter!

Congratulations to the study teams at Hospital Pulau Pinang, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah and Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia! Malaysia is now...
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CRM’s TIPS Training success!

CRM’s Clinical Operations team have completed its TIPS Training (Training to Improve Performance of Study coordinators) for year 2020. Conducted...
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Congratulations National Cancer Centre (IKN) for exceeding recruitment target!

Congratulations Dr Tan Chih Kiang and team from National Cancer Institute (IKN), Putrajaya for going the extra mile in exceeding...
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CRM’s Patient Recruitment and Retention workshop complete!

CRM’s Clinical Operations team have successfully conducted its Patient Recruitment and Retention workshop 15th October 2020! Conducted online, investigators and...
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What does it Take to have a Good Experience of Recruitment in Clinical Research: Malaysia

Check out CRM's latest publication by the Clinical Operations team on trial recruitment achievement and CRM's recruitment initiatives! Click on...
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CRM Starts Anti Bribery Management System Journey!

CRM has started its journey towards compliance to ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System. An awareness briefing session was held for...
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CRM Observed Conditional Movement Control (CMCO) Extension

CRM observed CMCO extension in Selangor, Putrajaya and Sabah until 9th November (CMCO has been extended until further notice.
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CRM’s Very First Preparation of Regulatory Inspection Workshop success!

CRM’s Clinical Operations Team have successfully conducted its very first Preparation of Regulatory Inspection Workshop on 23rd October 2020.
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CRM Inked Collaboration with NCC Japan for Cancer Research

CRM signed an MoU with National Cancer Center Hospital Japan earlier today, witnessed by Health DDG (Research & Technical Support),...
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Congratulations Sarawak General Hospital Heart Centre and National Heart Centre for being Global top recruiter!

Congratulations, Dr Martin and study team in SGH Heart Centre for their successful recruitment activity, being highest enrolling site globally,...
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