C-TRIC has been specifically designed to ensure the co-location of skilled staff In a purpose built facility to provide high quality support for clinical research, clinical trials and medical technology development and evaluation. This will ensure optimal workflow streams, biological sample integrity and quality assured sample handling and storage.

C-TRIC is situated on a major acute hospital site incorporating a broad range of clinical services with an active clinical research culture ideal for staging clinical research and trials. The locality has a stable and homogeneous population facilitating longitudinal and family based research studies. It draws on the highly rated academic biomedical, bioengineering and ICT expertise of the nearby University of Ulster campuses.