The Clinical Research Centre at Sarawak General Hospital (CRC SGH) was the third CRC established by the Ministry of Health (MOH) as part of the CRC network after the ones in Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Penang General Hospital. It was established with the aim to foster closer clinical research and cooperation at MOH hospitals in Malaysia by providing assistance in research proposals and writing, research funding and grant applications. The CRC-SGH also organises training workshops in biostatistics and research methodology and good clinical practice and assists in presentations at local and international scientific meetings. Following the increase in international multicentre clinical trials, especially in the fields of cardiovascular disease and oncology over the last five years, CRC-SGH improved its facilities and support services to strengthen the tradition of medical and epidemiological research in Sarawak.
It is proudly to announce that CRC-SGH is the first facility in the country to be accredited under the Phase 1 Unit Accreditation Program by National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA). This site has an integrated facility with its own ward, pharmacy, procedure room, sample processing facility, clinical laboratory and a human physiological system testing assessment area (human cardiac/respiratory and neurology assessment). The unit is listed under the NPRA Phase 1 Accreditation programme with a multidisciplinary team of research professionals who are trained and experienced in all aspects of clinical trial conduct in various therapeutic areas.