The Clinical Research Centre Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah Kuala Terengganu (CRC HSNZ) was established in 2006 with the aim to encourage research at the hospital level and within the national level Network of Clinical Research Centres. Such activities are in line with the objectives of the Ministry of Health Malaysia with the purpose of generating research projects of quality. The Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahariah Committee that oversees CRC HSNZ became effective in July 2006 while the office of CRC HSNZ began operating in December 2006. CRC HSNZ Kuala Terengganu will provide support to all clinical research and clinical trial projects with the Network of CRCs in Malaysia. Its main function is to establish a conductive environment to enable quality and ethical clinical research projects to be carried out to completion and to improve patient outcome in HSNZ, Kuala Terengganu.
Since its establishment, CRC HSNZ has successfully drawn in three international clinical trials, along with another five multicentered clinical epidemiology studies at the time of writing.
With the establishment of local CRC ICT in Mac, 2008, we hope to officiate our NMRR by middle of 2008.
With the substantial budget allocate for 2008, we are working towards upgrading both hardware and software components of the ICT to the level that can accommodate the need of every research personnel in the hospital. It is in great hope that the local CRC will be able to recruit more clinical related trial in the coming years, in line with the objectives of the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
Datuk Dr Jimmy Lee Kok Foo