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Contacts and facility management

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Management of the Aston Brain Centre

The Aston Brain Centre facilities are managed and overseen by the ABC Steering Group, chaired by Professor Paul Furlong.  The committee comprises academic staff members whose funded research forms the bulk of the activity in the ABC and who have the responsibility for supervision and governance of research projects. 


Current operational managers of the ABC are:

All research enquiries should be directed to Professor Paul Furlong in the first instance.

Clinical Governance

Clinical activity in the neuroimaging laboratories is subject to the joint clinical governance procedures which have been put in place with the Aston Day Hospital. The Clinical Governance Committee (Neuroimaging) is chaired by Professor Stefano Seri, the primary contact for any enquiries. 

New and prospective research projects

All prospective ABC projects undergo an approval process through the ABC Steering Group, to ensure that they can be appropriately supported and that they fit within our strategic remit.  Each project must have an agreed sponsor from the membership of the ABC.  

All projects must also receive full ethical approval from the Aston University Ethics Committee in addition to any other relevant ethics committees

For information about the project approval process and project costs, contact Professor Paul Furlong.


Key contacts:

Prof Paul Furlong, Chair of the ABC Steering Group
email: p.l.furlong@aston.ac.uk
tel:  +44 (0)121204 4058

Prof Stefano Seri, Clinical Director
email: s.seri@aston.ac.uk
tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4103

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