Our Group Central Office (GCO) is based in Dublin and the team manages Cancer Trials Ireland’s trials monitoring and business functions.

The team has considerable expertise in clinical project management, pharmacovigilance, data management, on-site monitoring, quality management and training.

It works closely with the Team Leaders, research nurses, data managers and investigators in the 14 Cancer Trials Research Units located in hospitals across the country.

The GCO team co-ordinates the activities of the Disease Specific Sub-Groups (DSSGs) through which the research portfolio is developed.

GCO staff numbers approximately 50, comprising the CEO, Head of Operations and Clinical Programs, Translational Research Leader, Project Managers, Clinical Research Associates, Clinical Trial Administrators, Quality and Training Manager & Associates, Data Management Leader and Clinical Data Managers, Statistician, Pharmacovigilance Manager & Associate and support staff.

GCO provides local expertise in regulatory and ethics processes in Ireland, the UK and Europe. It is Eudravigilance accredited by the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA), allowing direct access by GCO employees to the European safety database.

GCO has experience in drug distribution, accountability and labelling, which has facilitated our work with industry and our collaboration with international partners.

Members of the Leadership & Operations Team