Clinical Research Centre Hospital Seberang Jaya (CRC HSJ) was officially launched in 2011. Since then, CRC HSJ has embarked on multiple collaborations, both locally and internationally to promote, assist and conduct clinical research in line with Malaysian government’s aspiration to be a research nation. CRC HSJ is actively carving its role to be a key research leader. As part of the CRC-Network nationwide, CRC HSJ has conducted numerous training workshops like Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Introduction to Clinical Research, and Research Methodology. There is also ongoing research consultations throughout the year to assist our colleagues in conducting research and clinical registries. Our core duties include facilitating Industry Sponsored Research (ISR), Investigator Initiated Research (IIR), and Bioavailability and Bioequivalence (BABE) studies. CRC HSJ provides research support and training to three other satellite hospitals over Seberang Perai (Figure 1), which caters the public health needs for approximately 900,000 populations. Our excellent medical facilities and staffs directly contribute to the identification of pools of suitable and potentially eligible patients whom can be recruited into clinical trials. Furthermore Hospital Seberang Jaya is a referral hospital, with service provision from major specialties and many subspecialties, namely Neurology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Respiratory medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, General Surgery, General Orthopaedics, Emergency & Traumatology, and Dentistry, providing a good mix of patients from different disease areas.
Hospital Seberang Jaya is one of the few public/Ministry of Health (MOH) hospitals that provide acute thrombolysis management for acute ischaemic stroke.