Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) are
specialist units that help clinical researchers design, conduct,
analyse and publish clinical trials and other clinical studies.
They provide the statistical, epidemiological and methodological
advice and coordination required to undertake a successful clinical
Because of the complexities of running a clinical trial and the
need for input from a multidisciplinary team with relevant
expertise, we require that every multicentre interventional
clinical trial, while remaining under the scientific control of the
principal investigator, should usually be managed by a UKCRC
registered CTU, and should usually include a member of the CTU as a
co-applicant or principal investigator unless there are clearly
justified reasons for not doing so.
Researchers planning a multicentre observational study should
also consider a mentorship arrangement with a CTU. We will judge
the need for this arrangement on a case by case basis.
Visit the UKCRC Registered CTU website to
find out about CTU research areas and how to contact CTUs.