The Clinical Sciences Centre (CSC) is based on the Hammersmith campus of Imperial College London. It was established initially in 1994 by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to provide a focus of strength in basic science in a clinical environment. Its aims are: firstly, undertaking high quality basic science underpinning our understanding of human disease; secondly, exploiting our co-location with partners at Imperial College and at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to facilitate the translation of this understanding into improved diagnosis and treatment.
The CSC became the third directly-funded MRC Institute in 1998. The present Director, Professor Amanda Fisher, was appointed in August 2008.