Clinical Research Centre (CRC) Sabah was first established by Dr. Lim Teck Onn as the Director of the National Clinical Research Centre in December 2007 at the Post Graduate Medical Centre (PGMC), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The unit officially operated in January 2008 under the leadership of Datuk Dr. Jayaram Menon, Medical Head of Department. CRC Sabah operated in three different major hospitals in Sabah namely Queen Elizabeth Hospital I, Queen Elizabeth Hospital II and Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital.
Since the official establishment of CRC Hospitals in Queen Elizabeth Hospital II and Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital in 2011, administrative management of research matters in each hospital has been taken over by respective CRC Hospitals. CRC Sabah is now also known as CRC Queen Elizabeth Hospital I.
Previously since 2008, CRC Sabah was temporarily located in the Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Unit (CAPD Unit) in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In March 2010, it officially moved to its own premise, a modest colonial bungalow converted into office, within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital I compound. Since the move, vast expansion of research facilities within the hospital has been done to support the increasing activities of research trainings, Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) and Industry Sponsored Research (ISR) in the hospital.
CRC HQE I VISION
To promote, support and conduct quality and ethical clinical research and training in research in HQE I.
CRC HQE I MISSION
- To equip medical staff in HQE I with skills in conducting quality and ethical clinical research.
- To promote a culture of research among health care workers in Sabah.
- To disseminate skills in Methodology, Statistical tools, and techniques in designing and conducting clinical trials.
- To provide health care workers the principles of methodology and biostatistic in clinical research.