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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.




Member of International Clinical Trial Center Network (ICN)

The International Clinical Trial Center Network (ICN) is a multinational network connecting excellence in clinical research and is built on the core values of Global, Excellence, Harmonization and Impacts. Constituted of leading academic and government-based research institutions across 5 continents, ICN strives to promote better clinical research through open knowledge exchange and enhancement of research capabilities worldwide.


Recipient of UK-Malaysia Partnership of the Year Award

AstraZeneca and Clinical Research Malaysia have won the prestigious UK-Malaysia Partnership of the Year Award at the fifth Business Excellence Award (BEA) 2024, hosted by the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC), encompassing clinical trials, governance meetings, and site visits.


This award is a testament to the fruitful MoU with AstraZeneca, which included the strategic move of the clinical research management team to Malaysia, a significant increase in clinical trials in 2023, and the initiation of a First-in-Human (FIH) study, contributing to Gross National Income (GNI).

Clinical Research in Malaysia:
2023 Achievements


Average recruitment rate in studies managed by CRM in 2023


Increase in full feasibility studies that came through CRM between 2015 and 2023


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

11 times

Growth of Sponsors utilizing CRM’s service (2014 – 2023)

14 days

CTA review timeline 14 days since 2017

Our Latest News

CRM Trial Connect Conference 2024

The CRM Trial Connect 2024 is on its third consecutive year and was held in collaboration with the European Organization...
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CRM and AstraZeneca Won the Prestigious Business Excellence Award 2024 for UK-Malaysia Partnership of the Year!

We are thrilled about this remarkable achievement at the fifth Business Excellence Award (BEA) 2024, hosted by the British Malaysian...
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Malaysia’s Record-Breaking Success in Sponsored Clinical Research

Malaysia reaches new peaks in clinical research! In 2023, Malaysia has achieved 276 studies, securing our spot as Southeast Asia's...
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Announcement: Increase of Sales & Service Tax

Commencing from 1 March 2024, the rate of Service Tax under the Service Tax 2018 is increased from 6% to...
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Kickstart Your Career in Clinical Trials!

Embark on your journey with our comprehensive 12-week Study Coordinator training program!
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Roche Pharmaceuticals Selects Sarawak General Hospital as a Site for Its Global First-in-Human Clinical Trial

Roche Pharmaceuticals, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies has confirmed Sarawak General Hospital as Site for a First-in-Human (FIH)...
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Partnership to Advance Nation’s Clinical Research Capabilities

Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) and the Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) have entered a strategic partnership to propel the development...
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Malaysia Scores Big in International Oncology Conference

Malaysian oncologists garnered attention for their active involvement and co-authorship in studies, with a particular focus on two studies showcasing...
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Malaysia On Par with Global Top-Ranking Cancer Institutes

Malaysia made history this month when one of its Medical Oncologist, Dr Voon Pei Jye from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH)...
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New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030

New Industrial Plan (NIMP) 2030
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16 Sep – Malaysia Day

Malaysia's 66th Independence Day
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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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