CIC was established in February, 1999 under the Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine. It was officially launched by Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Haji Abdullah Sanusi Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, University of Malaya on 21st August 1999. It functions as a Clinical Trial Management Organization and a "one- stop" centre designed to facilitate the conduct of safe and credible clinical research by providing a unique collaboration of academic excellence and experience.

CIC also acts as a point of contact to access an integrated network of experienced clinical investigators as well as providing a large pool of potential research subjects including healthy volunteers from the institution. The roles of CIC encompass provision of human resource, finance management, liasing with Medical Ethics Commitee and other clinical services e.g. radiography, laboratory and pharmacy. CIC aims to serve pharmaceutical and biomedical companies in providing a unique combination of academic excellence and experience to expedite safe and quality clinical trials.


To be an internationally renowned Clinical Trial unit and provide the best clinical services.


  • a) To develop and share knowledge that improves the care of patients through innovative clinical research to support the development of new therapeutics and rational drug therapy.
  • b) To protect the rights and welfare of participating subjects and strives for excellence in our service that meets ethical, regulatory, scientific and customer demands.
  • c) To develop a partnership with our clients in every step of clinical research.


  • a) To serve pharmaceutical and biotech companies in providing a unique combination of academic excellence and experience to expedite safe and quality trials in Malaysia.
  • b) To provide a carefully controlled research environment, centered around patients, for doctors and clinical scientists to conduct safe and high quality clinical trials.
  • c) To ensure that all clinical trials are in compliance with the Malaysian and ICH Good Clinical Practice and observe current standards of research ethics. CIC ensures that research performed under its auspices is acceptable to international regulatory authorities
  • d) To serve as a resource for apprenticeship for young clinical investigators.